Traps

Traps

The question here is what to do next. My domestic sheep are eating the corn before the deer arrive. In addition, the surveillance camera shows hogs also coming to feed. I can either move the feeder to a pasture where the sheep cannot graze, move the sheep to another pasture or erect a fence around the feeder low enough for the deer to jump and keep the sheep away. Then the hogs won’t be eating the corn. The object is to trap the hogs and feed the deer and turkeys. Not far from this feeder is the hog trap. The plan is to accustom the hogs to coming and then set the trap but all efforts of putting corn in the open trap fail. The sheep go in the trap. The next attempt will be to sour some corn, add raspberry jello and hope the sheep don’t acquire a taste for rotting corn and jello and that the hogs will come to feed in the trap. Animals are not dumb. The camera provides insight into their habits and lets me know when they feed. I thought I had solved the problem when I noticed that the sheep went into the trap around 4 p.m. Knowing they do not graze at night, I baited the trap at 5:30, assuming the sheep were through eating for the day. Before I could walk back to the barn they had miraculously appeared and ate the corn. It’s pretty difficult trying to out think the sheep, deer, hogs and turkeys. I’m from Texas. I won’t give up. I will prevail.