had a big male possum in my set this morning. he was just hanging out in this big open field. strange thing is when i entered the field on my fourwheeler 3 red tailed hawks flew out of the trees overlooking said field. now i didnt catch anything happening but im wondering if anyone has ever had issues with a hawk messing with a trapped animal. they certainly had a hungry look in their eyes.
The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese.
havent had the issue myself, but not a doubt in my mind at all they'd take advantage of a free meal if given the chance. i've had yote/fox beat me to catches before; hawks would do the same. there's a reason PA doesnt allow bait visible from the air.
Don't think anything eats possum..
But, had it been a rabbit stuck in that trap it would've been gone (more like torn to ribbons.) Have had that happen to me twice when blind setting trails and accidentally catching rabbits. Have also had rabbit stolen by canines but there's usually just a rabbits foot left when that happens. The Raptors will eat it right there.....