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Iced coffee… bad for trapping!

Posted by foreverhomepetrescue on June 10, 2008

Yesterday we received an email from someone saying that a tiny black Chihuahua was living in the bushes of the house next door to them – a house that was vacant and had boarded up windows. She feared for the dog because of the neighbors and the busy street, but couldn’t get close enough to it to grab it and wanted some help. We’ve trapped probably thousands of cats over the years, but we’ve not tried to trap a dog… until now.

 

We borrowed a coyote trap from a friend and went over there last night… we set the trap with a couple of cheeseburgers from McDonalds and a blanket over the top of it and waited for the sweet sound of the “SNAP!” We never heard it. What we DID hear was that little dog barking at the trap from 10 feet away… pitty-pattying across the sidewalk right outside the Foreverhome van, barking some more. Little turd.

 

It was too dark to tell if the little black dog was a male or female… but it couldn’t weigh more than 6 or 8 lbs tops. After two hours of waiting we finally packed the trap up and left behind the cheeseburgers. We will try again tonight.

 

Note to self: Large Iced Coffee + two hours sitting in car with no access to restroom = not the best idea!

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