How to,,Catch a fox with a mouse trap.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by flash5153, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. flash5153

    flash5153 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2010
    Not sure if this has ever been posted but here is a way to build a live trap using scrap wood some fencing and a mouse or rat trap.

    It can be as big or as small as you want. Basically a wood frame with wire on it. Must cut a board, for the top, to fit the height of the arm on the mouse or rat trap ,,,,,,,,,to catch the coat hanger door trigger release.

    The door must be made of light material, if using a mouse trap,like paneling. The hardest thing to build on this ,,is the track for the door. It must let the door slide free and at the bottom ,when shut, go into a track, so the animal cannot get under with claws and lift.


    I have used these home made traps many times. although never caught a fox I have caught racoons. They are tough animals when trapped and they could not get through a door made of 1/8 inch paneling.

    I hope my drawings turn out readable,,,,,
  2. spottedtail

    spottedtail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2007
    Hey I like that!
    It could also be modified slightly to make a good trapnest.
    Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Kovalciks Chickens

    Kovalciks Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2009
    Richmond, Michigan
    we just use leg traps and the shotgun....but that will also work.[​IMG]
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Clever trap! [​IMG]
  5. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    Cut n Shoot Texas
    wow.... you did a great job of explaining with your drawings... I might even be able to make one. THANK YOU

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