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Jim from Savannah, Ga. writes,

We just bought a model 1078 trap...do I cover it?

I have a large raccoon in my back yard and I need to know the best way to release it once it is trapped. Do I cover the trap? I am concerned about being bitten. This raccoon has already broken an older trap by pushing out the wire door.


You should cover the trap with a dark sheet or a tarp for a while prior to the release so that the raccoon will be calm. Wear some heavy duty gloves to open the door. Practice opening the door a few times before you capture the raccoon so you will be familiar with the mechanism and can release the animal quickly.

Answer last updated on: 02/08/2013

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