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the nature boy

Looked out the window and lo and behold

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I bought a cabin in the woods north of Park Rapids this summer and just started putting out feeders. It's kind of a pain since I only go up there a couple times a month but it has been worth it. I looked out the window the other day when I was up there and there he was. Luckily, my camera was on the table right next to me. I do love these magnificent woodpeckers. 

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Cool.   I've been putting out suet cakes to attract the pilleateds that allegedly are in the area.  No luck yet, although the feeders didn't get refilled whilst I was up north.   But I'm back and hopeful.

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I have a suet feeder on the other side of the cabin but he didn't find that. I guess he just wanted a few seeds. 

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Mine has been getting attacked nightly by raccoons! I have 3 of the fattest little buggers you ever seen. Maybe if they keep eating that fat they will stroke out :confused:

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Whatever you do, don't mix golden malrin fly bait with coke and put in a dish up in a tree.  It would be illegal to kill raccoons that way. 

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Use a baited Bridger at tree base.  That'll work. If not, anything else goes.

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We used that Golden Marin and coke at our hunting camp for skunks and a friend is a greens keeper at a big golf coarse here. It's amazing, they don't even take a step, they die immediately. I've been told cats,dogs, deer, and most big animals won't touch it but not sure if that's true or not though. 

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I would put it up in a tree if I were to do something like that, just in case.  I also have heard dogs aren't interested, but I don't trust the dogs to do what they are supposed to do. 

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I think it's way to nasty to use in town anyway. Besides I don't want to deal with a dead skunk on the ground if one comes along.

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