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#2619163 - Fri Mar 16 2012 07:00 PM foxtrapperwoman
Lackawanna Fox Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Mon Feb 04 2008
Posts: 4043
Loc: Scranton PA
Seen one with my own eyes today while sucker fishing lol

Little video


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#2619171 - Fri Mar 16 2012 07:10 PM Re: foxtrapperwoman [Re: Lackawanna Fox]
dietsch Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: Tue Jan 12 2010
Posts: 2218
Loc: north east
what is it? the video is clear however i can only see the water moving

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#2619176 - Fri Mar 16 2012 07:11 PM Re: foxtrapperwoman [Re: Lackawanna Fox]
Lackawanna Fox Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Mon Feb 04 2008
Posts: 4043
Loc: Scranton PA
lol its a rat you can see its little head
It is hard to see
It almost came closer but went under


Edited by Lackawanna Fox (Fri Mar 16 2012 07:12 PM)
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#2619364 - Fri Mar 16 2012 09:38 PM Re: foxtrapperwoman [Re: Lackawanna Fox]
trapperrick Offline
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Registered: Sat Feb 11 2012
Posts: 2166
Loc: Somerset County, PA
That's what I was going to ask until I saw the last post. You bettersend that video to the game commission for verification because I thought muskrats were extinct in this state!
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#2620042 - Sat Mar 17 2012 06:33 PM Re: foxtrapperwoman [Re: Lackawanna Fox]
Loren Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 08 2009
Posts: 93
Loc: PA
I saw one the other day when I was beaver trapping. There were rat turds on about every log in that area.
Saw a mink cross the rd this week, too, in broad daylight, a male looked like. Breeding season!

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#2620074 - Sat Mar 17 2012 07:14 PM Re: foxtrapperwoman [Re: Loren]
OldMink Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 08 2001
Posts: 6806
Loc: Middletown, Pa.
Old Timy Alert Proceed with caution

Until 20-25 years ago, rats were as plentiful as all get out around here. Old Herbie lived down the hill from me when I was a kid. He was a grown man with a good job on the Turnpike so he didn't have much time for trapping. One season opener he took all his traps, all 12 #1 Victor longsprings, and set then a couple of hundred yards from his house in an old section of the Union Canal and a tiny pond about the size of the average living room. [Stop me if you've heard this before] The next morning, Sunday morning, be-darned if Herbie didn't run the table. All 12 traps scored a rat. One check, 12 rats. I caught many-a-rat, but I never tied or beat that record.
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#2620185 - Sat Mar 17 2012 08:43 PM Re: foxtrapperwoman [Re: Lackawanna Fox]
dtpa Offline
old hand

Registered: Sat Apr 10 2010
Posts: 714
Loc: Elderton, PA
Mink breeding occurrs in January/ early February.

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#2622324 - Mon Mar 19 2012 08:52 PM Re: foxtrapperwoman [Re: Lackawanna Fox]
bobcat Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 5026
Loc: pa
been seeing rat sign while beaver trapping lately. enough that i may try trapping a few of them spots next year.
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#2625325 - Thu Mar 22 2012 07:55 PM Re: foxtrapperwoman [Re: Lackawanna Fox]
tigertodd Offline
old hand

Registered: Mon Apr 07 2008
Posts: 1102
Loc: swpa
I wish the rats would come back the way they where. I saw one the other day and just sat and watched it.

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