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Found my ducks nesting spot
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4 Jun ’16 - 10:04 pm
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so I noticed baby huey was struggling walking earlier, so I hopped over the fence and tossed some rocks to get them up on land, and then I chased them down and was able to grab him'

his right toe and webbing is gone

we sprayed it with blue clot and set him up with feed and water

then a noticed a huge gash across his beak, this boy has beaten up. Tomorrow I kill a turtle, anyone have access to a 3 d printer, I might need to replace his foot, I will pay.

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5 Jun ’16 - 8:05 am
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Dang K, this is a real project for you

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yeah, not what I was expecting

Newsettler picked up some supplies at walmart

rigged up a milk jug with 8 feet of 50 test and 3 leaders intertwined, added a treble with some chicken

and chucked it in the pond

now we wait

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6 Jun ’16 - 12:11 pm
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Damn it, he got attacked again, time to step this war up a notch

 

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So his leg had been doing much better, he was walking around fine on it so we put him back in the pond, wife called me yesterday morning that she thinks he was attacked again, so I ran and got him and sure enough his other leg was hit. So we got him cleaned up and bandaged and he is now officially my shop duck until all the turtles are killed. I think his bright yellow color is attracting them.

So I grabbed some wire and zip ties

Cut off about a 4 foot piece.

Unrolled it and attached it to a flattened piece.

Flipped it over and zip tied all around the edges

Trimmed off the excess 

I cut a smaller piece and built a ramp

Squared off the top

And added a piece to the far end

Time to catch some turtles

I grabbed a white sock, sardines, ground beef, soup bone and chicken.

Hung the bait bag and stacked it into the mud

Within a half hour

Wife said she saw another one in the pond, so I reset the trap. Checked this morning and nothing. So I may move it.

Poor little fella.

We soaked his leg in salt water

And my wife spent the rest of the night babying him.

We set him up with a kiddie pool so I can take him for a swim twice a day, the rest of the flock is just hanging by the barn watching and waiting.

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Haven't hit another snapper yet but did find a dead duckling

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still no snapper but another duck got hit, time to break out a trotline, using gizzards and 4 different size hooks 

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All the gizzards were gone but nothing on the hooks, decided to modify the trap some more

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I thought that maybe the gizzards were too soft allowing the turtle to rip the meat off the hook so I grabbed some beef that had a lot of tendons and silver skin on it that I could barely cut with my knife. I reset the four hooks and went and checked a couple hours later.

the milk jug is to scale, he fills up a cooler bottom laying flat

time to rest the hooks and check the modified trap in the morning

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