What is the best bait to trap a possum?
The basic condition to trapping a possum successfully is choosing
the right bait. Placing a proper bait in your trap makes all the
difference between successfully trapping a possum and failing in
your efforts. If you choose the right type of bait, the possum will
take it relatively quickly. However, if you choose the bait that is
not appealing enough to the possum, chances are that it’s not going
to take it, and that all your efforts went to waist. But, how will
you choose the right bait for your trap? How will you know the right
type of food to use to lure the possum into the trap?
Possums are natural omnivores, which mean that they eat a wide
variety of foods. They will hunt different mammals and snails during
the winter, spring and summer, which mean that this is the time when
they will be looking for meat. During the summer and fall, possums
will have an appetite for fruit. However, possums will also eat fish
and shellfish. They will eat grains, like peas and beans as well.
There is pretty much little food left that a possum will not eat.
But, what are the best foods to use for your trap? People who are
experienced with hunting and trapping possums say that they need the
type of bait that has a strong smell. This means that the food your
will set as bait needs to dominate all other smells in the area.
These experts recommend baits like fish and apples. You can opt in
to use fish during the winter and spring moths, when possums prefer
to eat meat, and apples during the summer and fall, when they crave
Make sure to smear the bait across the inner end of the trap, so
that the opossum needs to enter the trap all the way to reach it,
before the door closes. If the door starts closing before the animal
has entered the trap all the way, it will be able to get out. In the
end, whichever bait your choose to set in order to trap the possum,
make sure that it smells strongly. You should be able to smell the
bait when your stand next to the trap.
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