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Can someone tell me why a coon will be caught in a d/p and no bait will be left? I stab a piece of gum drop candy on the triggers of dukes or grizzes most of the time the bait is all gone. Now when I get a possum it will still have the candy on the trigger. Do you think the coon gets the bait off the trigger and then goes back looking for more?
 

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could be.they also might be squezzing the bait to destroy it.
 

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I feel they may put the other paw in after they are caught to get the rest of the bait. Same reason you can catch them in two dp's if you set them too close!!! GREED!!!
 

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kish I thought that but, even the ones caught by both fronts will have no bait?
 

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I was wondering the same thing. With a large marshmallow under the trigger how could it come out after the catch, cause it isn't passing it before it trips. Yeah the possums don't have that magic.
 

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Longear- you make a valid point, I have no explanation!!
 

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i think its a heat issue..take a gum drom and cup it in your hand for 30 mins and see if it dosent become very very soft and smeary..that coon is constantly working its foot inside that trap and it smears and wipes away your gum drop...same goes with other products as well..a coon will work a trap harder than a possum or skunk so after the bait is pulverized,liquified,etc a coon simply dumps out the bait or particulate of the baits...all this along with the coon spit running down thier legs into the trap all play a roll into the magic "disapearing baits"....this is only my opinion ofcoarse..
 

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That question occured to me this morning. I caught a large coon in a DP.When I reset the trap I looked inside to see if I needed to rebait. It was completely empty and shiney.The only thing I can think of is that after the coon is caught and the initial excitement of the trap catching one paw is over,the coon reached inside of the trap over the caught paw and proceeds to remove the remaining bait and eat it.As was mentioned above,if you happen to catch a coon by both paws there will be some bait in the bottom of the trap.If that is the case I think that is a good testimate for the trap. If that trap doesn't cause enough pain for the animal to forget about retrieving the rest of the bait,itmust be a good trap.
 

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most coon caught will still eat anything anything it can.
You'll see catches where a coon has each paw in two different dp's ?
 

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bait was gone out of both.

It may be the heat. But to find no trace of it seems odd.
 

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I think they can still pull it out past their paw and eat it. Out of several hundred coon in dp's, the only ones not empty and shiny are from the ones that are double handcuffed, I don't think there's enough room left to empty them.
 
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