My understanding is that if I put the trap out with bait in it on Day 1, they would be ultra cautious. And of course my scent would be there. I minimised my scent by wearing Wellingtons and rubbed these with a particularly smelly flower stems from the garden.The Wellies are good as a lot of human scent ( eg skin cells , hair etc) falls down the trouser legs and on to the shoes. Believe me this is for real.
I also used my gardening gloves, trousers and jacket that I keep in the shed so that human scent was minimised.
With them getting confident and getting a fresh squirrel from there from time to time it means I can bait and set the trap precisely when it is convenient to me to catch one. That is convenient for me to take it away to be relocated miles away.
I'd prefer to shoot them but I don't have a rifle and if I had , the neighbours (in London) would report a "shooting incident". So I need a silent method of despatch.
Edited by Tomdhu, 24 November 2016 - 07:04 pm.