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Traps For Weasels, Skunks And Other Pests
My father first made these traps more than 85 years ago for weasels, skunks and other pests. Consists of a rectangular wood box (32 in long, 8 in. wide and 12 in. tall) standing on one side with a lid that hinges upward. A string runs from the top of the lid, over a spool, and down to a trigger at the back of the trap. The string is tied to a short stick that's held in place by a notched stick that runs into the back of the box. Bait is attached to the trigger stick inside the box. When the animal pulls on it, the short trigger stick is released, letting the box fall. (Laurence Lingrell, 6015 51st Ave., Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L2 Canada)

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #1