Drop Top Box

Drop Top Box

This is a very simple trap that can be made quickly and easily.  It makes a great first project.

The basic principle is that the lid and front of the trap are pivoted and suspended above the trapping chamber.  A length of cord holds them up, runs over the raised back of the trap and is tied to a short spindle.

The weight of the lid creates tension on the cord, which in turn holds the spindle against a pair of pegs.  One of these pegs is fixed, the other is a long rod which passes through a loose hole into the body of the trap and has bait attached.

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