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Rabbit Gums

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Seacowboys, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    When I was a boy, we made several of these simple box traps and always caught rabbit, opossum, coon, and once in a while, a skunk. I came across this .pdf and thought I might pass it along. I don't know how to paste a .pdf in here so the link will have to do.
    They were called "Rabbit Gums" because they were sometimes made from pieces of hollow Gum trees.
  2. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    Hey thanks for posting that. I was just telling DD a couple of days ago that we were going to build a few of them. She has already traped stuff on her own with a store bought box trap. She just needs to learn to build her own.

  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Easy to post directly, SC. Open it, copy the whole thing and paste it into the thread reply box. All the same, I like the links better, simply because they save time loading the thread.

    I would substitute some 1/4 inch mesh hardware cloth for at least one side so you can see ahead of time what you have before the skunk surprises you.
  4. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    Great post, thanks
  5. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    That would take all the fun out of it. :D

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