|Project by EMVarona||posted 01-05-2013 12:07 PM||1813 views||0 times favorited||27 comments|
The past several weeks we have been having a problem with stray cats. They tear the trash bags open and mess up the place. They make poop all over the place and create a lot of noise when they make love. So I made this trap which I copied from one in the internet with some modifications. Dimensions are 1 ft. by 1 ft. by 2 ft.
It consists of a box with a trapdoor that is held open with a pin. The pin is attached to the bait that dangles inside the box with a nylon line. When the cat tags on the bait the pin is dislodged causing … BOOM … the door to drop.
I intend to bring the box, if and when I catch one, to a far away place then release it in a new environment. He just might love the change of environment.
Unfortunately to this date still no cat. No mess or noise either. It probably sensed that the oldman was up to something no good.
I remember when I was a kid we raised some chickens. Problem is a monitor lizard attacks them. The casualty was not minor. My Dad decided to make a similar trap which worked quite well.
-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."