Re: Groundhogs eating chickens?????
That is a crazy story and certainly a mystery.
Am a fur trapper & nuisance trapper and haven't heard of a Groundhog killing or eating Chickens. Not saying that wouldn't happen, just never saw that or heard of that.
<span style="color: #660000"><span style="font-weight: bold">But believe me, it was devoured totally so the hog had a decided taste for it.</span></span>
Are you only assuming this or did you check the gut of the Groundhog? I don't believe you unless you checked the gut.
Rats and Mice eat meat. Skunk, Coon and Possum steal bait. Some birds will rob baited traps.
When trapping, and a miss, stolen bait or empty fired trap is found, the trapper must give thought to 'what happened' as does a detective on a murder scene. Every thing must be examined in an open mind for best results.
Don't be narrow minded, think for yourself when trying to solve this problem.
I am not on the scene, but Groundhogs will enter traps that have only the scent of another Groundhog. Possibly why you caught the second hog.
My guess, you have more work to do, you will have to get into the right mine set to further you investigation and possibly set up a trail cam or two.
Always kill nuisance or problem animals, don't re-locate to cause problems elsewhere.
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