Posted by Carl S on 15:30:32 3/16/2010 from 188.8.131.52:
In reply to: Re: Will squirrel take the easy way out of the house posted by Frank on 23:44:30 3/15/2010 from 184.108.40.206:
Holy crap, you had one spring out on you? I'm scared stiff of those things escaping, sometimes I double bungee the latches down, just to be sure.
I'd suggest next time you take your automotive bungee cord and strap down both latches. You need to traverse the cord under the trap, so be careful. Either wear gloves or just make sure your hand doesn't get too close to the trap.
Whenever I pick up a trap with a squirrel in it, I'm always impressed at their frantic power. Sometimes the cage swings violently, especially if the critter I got is greater than about 2lbs. And from expereince, it's always the TOP door that will open when you tip the trap tall-wise, if you dont have a bungee. The lower door should remain closed.
(12 captured and killed - still a novice)
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