Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Day 9 - The Trap is Set

With inspiration from my new rule, I spent some time researching primitive methods of trapping small animals.  I came across some information about a classic box style trap held up by a stick.  You can't get any more simple than that.  The one I made today at lunch time involved three sticks and a Tupperware tub.  The sticks are carved in a way that creates something called a figure-4 trigger.  It resembles a number 4 and props the container up on its edge until an animal comes along and triggers the trap to close shut.  I used peanut butter and a couple walnuts for bait.  We'll see.  I am thinking a squirrel or rabbit will be the most probable varmint in my yard to set it off.  Unless, of course, one of the cats gets curious and has a desire for peanut butter.
Energy levels remain low today.  I have only had seasoned rice and water today but will probably shuck some clams for dinner.  I wonder what I would buy at the market if I catch a squirrel???  Going by the rules it would have to be an animal of similar type and size.  Hmmm.  I really don't know.  Since there really aren't any small mammals in the market I think I will either get a small bird or an equal weight of meat from a larger animal - like a pork chop the same size as a squirrel.  I guess we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.  I don't know why I think catching a wild animal will be any easier than catching a fish.  I also wonder if I might trap a raccoon or an opossum at night time.  That would be interesting. 

1 comment:

  1. Highly energetic blοg, Ι liked thаt a lot.

    Wіll there bе a part 2?

    Take a look at my page ... diamondlinks review