Spring Trap

Spring Trap

 

a device for capturing large or small fur-bear-ing animals (bears, lynxes, wolverines, wolves, foxes, arcticfoxes, martens, sables, ermines, squirrels, Siberian weasels) andfarm pests (such as susliks and hamsters). The spring trap hasbeen used since ancient times. Some spring traps have metal jawsthat snap shut on the leg of the animal or hold it by the body(steel-jaw trap). There are also spring traps without jaws, themost widely known being the mole trap.

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In County Durham in December, a merlin was discovered caught in an illegal spring trap.
e female bird of prey was found dead with two broken legs, and is believed to have been killed by a spring trap.
When they approached the buzzard they found it had a large metal spring trap attached to its leg.
The Mari Lwyd An integral and mythical part of the Welsh Christmas and new year, the Mari Lwyd (Grey Mare) consisted of a horse's head festooned with a white sheet, ribbons and bells and with its jaws set in a spring trap to make a loud snapping noise.
5 coil spring or five-inch by five-inch, double spring body-gripping trap; muskrat, 1 long spring, jump or coil spring trap or five-inch by five-inch single spring body-gripping trap; and beaver, 3 or 4 double long spring or jump trap and 10-inch by 10-inch, double-spring body-gripping trap.
In March, a peregrine crash-landed in a back garden near Lichfield with its leg caught in a spring trap.
In March, a peregrine crashlanded in a back garden near Lichfield with its leg caught in a spring trap.
We know that mice experience pain and empathy, and therefore they wouldn't like having their legs caught in a spring trap.
The crude devices are triggered when the bird pauses to perch and peck at the berries, activating the spring trap which snaps round its tiny legs like a vice.
The male black and white cat had a large fenn spring trap on its leg when he was found at Sir Harry Lauder Road.
In March, a peregrine crashlanded in a garden near Lichfield with its leg caught in a spring trap.
PEGGY the kitten had to have her front leg amputated after she caught it in an illegal spring trap.