So the other day I posted about a home made trap I was building and was looking for some advice, I got a lot of good ideas and I'm thankful for that. I also started a second trap today out of other recycled materials I had laying around. Because of difference in materials they aren't exactly the same but relatively similar in design. Trap #1 (finished): The door drops from inside the trap, like so I used those child-protection things that you can buy to put on cupboards to keep the little ones out. When the door drops shut it latches onto the kiddie protectors on the inside of the cage, but outside the trap door so the raccoons cant pick at them (white things in pic #3) Now here's where I need some help.. this is Trap #2. NEARLY finished if I could figure out a dang trigger that worked: This is a little bit hokey because it requires a stick on the outside of the cage to hold the door up... that is just a temporary fix because I got frustrated and didn't want to work on it anymore today. I really thought I would save time by building a similar trap out of recycled materials but I'm thinking I should have just gone to home depot and gotten a couple things. What I really want help with is ideas for a trigger, how to make the hardware cloth trigger drop the trap door. The door is made out of different wood than the standard OSB, and it's a bit heavier which is the source of my problem. It's supposed to work like this: Any ideas on how to make my trigger drop the door would be great. Remember the door is heavy and my trigger is that little wimpy wire. I may need to end up replacing the trigger to do something more heavy duty but I thought I'd post this long thread and see what kind of creative ideas you guys might have. Thank you!