Another First for me!

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Another First for me!

Postby montana bound » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:38 pm

Went out to do a quick check of my small trap line on the property. I had a snare set in a fresh den site up the side of a hill.
The last two mornings nothing, this morning Im walking up the draw and I can see the set, well the den hole looks like a bomb went off.
At closer inspection I see a fresh mound of dirt a few ft from the hole and my snare is leading right into it.
I pull on the snare and the snare pulls back(Its alive) so I start the tug of war with little effect. I go back to the house and get a shovel and start to dig , but as Im removing dirt the animal pushes more out the hole faster then Im removing it. I went back to the house and got a pick and started to dig where I thought the tunnel was. It took me about 2 hours to finally unearth this Badger my first and the hardest catch of my life. :lol3:

The den set

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The snare going into the dirt

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Got him

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Re: Another First for me!

Postby greyling » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:02 pm

Awesome :thumbsup: :beer:
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Re: Another First for me!

Postby OGblackcloud » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:02 pm

Hes got some claws on him for sure :eek:
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Re: Another First for me!

Postby phutch30 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:04 pm

can always tell when mr badger is there waiting.lol
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing
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Re: Another First for me!

Postby montana bound » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:13 pm

Thanks guys

Yeah I knew what it was when I saw the cable going into the mound of dirt. Just didn't thing he would be that big and have dug out a cave in that hillside.but it was fun! :thumbsup:
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Re: Another First for me!

Postby TopWop » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:50 pm

They still look mean when they are dead!
That pretty cool, thanks for the pics
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Re: Another First for me!

Postby PTROOFER FTFOWLER » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:57 pm

Very nice. One of the few animals around here that I've never seen alive.
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Re: Another First for me!

Postby montana bound » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:17 pm

PTROOFER FTFOWLER wrote:Very nice. One of the few animals around here that I've never seen alive.


Thanks guys

Can you imagine a grey and white tasmanian devil only larger , harnessed behind the shoulders with a steel leash .

That's what he looked like alive after I dug him out and he was pissed. :lol3:
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Another First for me!

Postby Perchjerk » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:23 pm

Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Another First for me!

Postby phutch30 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:40 am

First one I ever caught, I walked up on this huge mound of dirt with a *** happened here?. I couldnt figure it out so started digging with my trowel. When I hit something soft I thought something had killed the animal I had traped and buried it. LOL figured it out pretty quick after that.

They are supper fun when you catch them in a bobcat set with a trap on 8 feet of chain and a drag. They just keep digging an diggin and diggin
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing
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