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RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 09 10:00 am    Post subject: Traps  Reply with quote    

I am looking for some Squirel traps. Need a few so must be cheap. Any one know of supplier that does ones that work but wont break the bank?

Or if you have some used ones to sell / loan?

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 09 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or a design to produce your own? The squirrels are something we should get on top of here and then maybe we'll get some hazel nuts next year.

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
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Location: South West
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 09 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd suggest a box baited with nuts and a Fenn trap inside. Either that or equip a teenager with an air rifle and offer a bounty per tail.

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8404
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 09 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fenn Mk4 in a tunnel baited with peanut butter under the plate.
I have some new chinese copies that I can flog for £5.00 each plus the postage.
Dpack can vouch for them, he bought some for rats a couple of years ago.

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 09 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

With the fens in a box /pipe I guess you only have a hole big enough for the target animal as we have cats & CHICKENS I would have to make them safe for them.

I have been taking a few with the air rifle but they now have suddenly gotten very gun shy & are around when I am not. Also we seem to have lots of young uns at the min.

With a fen where do they normally get caught? I fancy eating a few so would not want them spoiled by the trap.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: York
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 09 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tavascarow wrote:
Dpack can vouch for them, he bought some for rats a couple of years ago.


Thanks, I'll buy some peanut butter and see what he thinks about setting them for squirrels, not sure if they've caught a rat yet. I imagine they leave a useable carcass? (Squirrels I mean, don't fancy eating a rat )

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 09 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't know how timid your ones are but I've caught a few in a live catch rat trap, that was set for a rat. The grey squirrels are very used to humans round here though so are not afraid of such traps.

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 09 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Check out 'trapworks' posts on the other forum that you're a member of.

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 09 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Will do

Matt the Rat



Joined: 15 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 10 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tavascarow wrote:
Fenn Mk4 in a tunnel baited with peanut butter under the plate.
I have some new chinese copies that I can flog for £5.00 each plus the postage.
Dpack can vouch for them, he bought some for rats a couple of years ago.


Readers should be aware that the use of spring traps which are not specifically named in the Spring Trap Approval Orders, are not legal for use in the UK.

Contrary to popular belief, 'Fenn' traps are made by AA Fenn & Co, and are not a 'type' of trap but a make.

Beware of cheap fakes, especially those advertised as 'Fen' traps. They are of inferior quality, and are illegal to use in the UK.

If anyone needs Fenn traps, make sure they are genuine. John at Fourteenacre sells genuine Fenns direct from the manufacturer.

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8404
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 10 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Matt the Rat wrote:
Tavascarow wrote:
Fenn Mk4 in a tunnel baited with peanut butter under the plate.
I have some new chinese copies that I can flog for £5.00 each plus the postage.
Dpack can vouch for them, he bought some for rats a couple of years ago.


Readers should be aware that the use of spring traps which are not specifically named in the Spring Trap Approval Orders, are not legal for use in the UK.

Contrary to popular belief, 'Fenn' traps are made by AA Fenn & Co, and are not a 'type' of trap but a make.

Beware of cheap fakes, especially those advertised as 'Fen' traps. They are of inferior quality, and are illegal to use in the UK.

If anyone needs Fenn traps, make sure they are genuine. John at Fourteenacre sells genuine Fenns direct from the manufacturer.
I've been using the 'copies' for three years now & with great effect against rats.
At about £3.00 a trap a fraction of the price of a Fenn.
I set them legally & DEFRA claim that clones are OK although I cant find anything in the legislation for or against that claim.

DEFRA Approved spring traps for wildlife
Quote:
The 1995 Order allows the types equivalent in all relevant respects to those named under the 1995 Order, sometimes referred to as ‘clones’. A list of those believed to be covered was included in a press-release in 1997. However any spring-trap which meets the criteria in the 1995 Order would be covered so it is not possible, or meaningful, to give a comprehensive list of such clones.

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
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Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 10 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Found it in the explanatory notes of the The Spring Traps Approval Order 1995
Quote:
Article 2 specifies approved traps, namely those listed in column (1) of the Schedule and others which are equivalent in all relevant respects to those so listed.

Matt the Rat



Joined: 15 Jun 2010
Posts: 6

PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 10 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't think that anyone who has examined a far eastern copy alongside the genuine article could ever consider them 'equivalents'.

The standards of materials and workmanship are very different.

The law (historically) is that each make of trap has to be named on the order - that's why the 'Springer' and the 'Solway' are listed in their own right.

Personally, I think that even rats deserve our respect. That's why I wouldn't skimp on cost when it comes to buying professional equipment.

I've known plenty of trappers who've bought cheap copies (some of whom didn't know that they were not getting the real thing), and have had them fall apart in no time, so if you've had three years service from yours then you've done well! I doubt the springs are up to much by now though.

What really gets my goat is sellers who claim that their copies are 'Fenns' or 'Fens'. It's akin to going to buy a ford, and finding that you are actually getting a Lada.

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8404
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 10 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Matt the Rat wrote:
so if you've had three years service from yours then you've done well! I doubt the springs are up to much by now though.
Still killing rats which is what I bought them for.
If it's square between the jaws it's dead.

Matt the Rat wrote:
What really gets my goat is sellers who claim that their copies are 'Fenns' or 'Fens'. It's akin to going to buy a ford, and finding that you are actually getting a Lada.

I couldn't agree more.
& against the trade descriptions act.
I knew what I was buying when I bought them.

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 14929
Location: South West
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 10 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Matt the Rat wrote:

What really gets my goat is sellers who claim that their copies are 'Fenns' or 'Fens'.


Traps of whatever make are no good if you're after goats. For goats you need a rifle.

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