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    Default Trapping something large

    OK I am in the pest control industry and fully licensed, turns out I have a problem in my front yard, I am going to set up a game camera - my squirrel traps are being trashed, by something bigger. I have 15x15x30 traps but this hasn't worked. I am thinking Fox or Eastern Coyote, I am not happy with what I saw on tractor supply. I need a bigger trap. Or I will build one, lately my squirrel traps are ending up a 100 yards away from where I set them. so I tent pegging them down.

    looking for suggestions.
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    No paw prints indicating what it might be
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    Cable off the traps to something solid if you can. Set up a trail cam and see if you can get a photo of the culprit. That should help you to know what you are dealing with.
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    Step by step instructions from an expert.

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    there must be sign. If it is some kind of canine the best trap in my opinion is a snare.
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    Do you have 2-legged critters in your neighborhood that don't believe in traps?
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    Trail camera

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    I remember an easy trap for coyotes (and similar size prey) in a book written in the late 1800's that works extremely well if you're interest?

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    I think I know what it might be...

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