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Originally posted by exfed
They actually are great as a trigger for a larger set trap or other trap. In the Army, we were taught to set it with a string in the trip. Connect the string to a loop around a grenade spoon (or in case of a trap, use it to hold the tensioned limb) and when the trap is sprung by trip wire, the entire thing activates. In reality, you could eat rat, or you could eat venison.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
I'm not sure they'd be effective against squirrels - chipmunks, definitely rats/mice, as well as snakes, lizards, frogs...
They would probably injure squirrels, but I doubt they'd hold fast. I could be wrong, but squirrels are pretty tough. You're better off with a snare pole if you're trying to catch squirrels.
For bait I can always slap some peanut butter from one of my many little PB pouches I started buying for the BOB last year when I first saw them in the store.
Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
Skip the trap and just buy some of the recalled peanut butter products that contain salmonella. That'll do the trick.
Originally posted by badgerprints
Note to dads, put your kids hamster/gerbil/mouse in a STURDY cage.