Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bird Traps

There are many devices being sold out there in the market to trap birds. A friend gave me 2 bird traps that he made himself out of cheap wire mesh. I find them to be unique in its simplicity yet complicated in its triggering mechanism. Those who has tried to make one themselves will probably know what I am talking about.

The below trap is suitable for active birds that hop around among small branches. Better still if they are fruit eaters as there are in built 2 pairs of forks for fruits to entice them. The small chamber is to cage a bird to act as a lure.

The following one is suitable for a ground bird. With a triggering mechanism in the form of a small pedal to be stepped on. The size limits it to a small ground bird. For larger birds, the principles are the same but at a larger scale.

There are of course many other interesting devices, but I would like to highlight the two above due to its simplicity and the fact that they are one of its kind. Taking shape in the mind of a trapper and translated into a trapping device by using scraps to build.

I think, this friend of mine if he puts his mind to it, he could probably come out with a better mouse trap ;)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Nice blog.