OK so the mouse runs up the plank, hits the can (that has peanut butter on it) and rolls off into a bucket of water…NICE! Hey wait don’t they sell mouse traps at the dollar store?
If you put the peanut butter on the bottom of the bucket, it works. I would think a mouse could foil the can thing, since it’s pretty much a bridge to get across.
This contraption with out the can thing works better than the traditional mouse traps. Caught some with the bucket and ramp contraption.
This is actually a good idea. Provided the can spins like it should.
I have used this idea for rats and nuisance gray squirrels. Take a plastic garbage can and fill it half-full of water. Spray the inside of the garbage can walls with non-stick cooking spray. Place a small floating board on the water and place bait, i.e., peanuts, peanut butter, etc. on the board. When the animal jumps down on the board to get to the bait it will tip the board and throw the animal into the water. The walls are slick and can’t be climbed and the floating board is too small to support any weight.
This really works. We call it an “Adirondack Mouse Trap” or more commonly a “Bucket O’ Death”. The trick is to put the ramp perpendicular to the can so the mouse has to leap to the can. As illustrated, the mice will use the wire as a bridge. Apply a little more peanut butter on the bottom of the can as well so that the bait is always on top. Finally, if you are setting one up in a camp where you’ll be away for a while, replace the water with windshield washer fluid and the carcass won’t rot and stink.
I did not drown my catches. Let them go next to this coffee shop I use to work at. The owner was a cunt. I let my dog poop around her outdoor seating. she was a bitch.
I’ve used this too, for rats and mice when traditional traps didn’t get the job done.
This is a very good trap actually. Used it in a camp trailer with diesel instead of water that way the mice carcasses wouldnt stink until next visit. When we came back dump in firepit and light match…
helpful trick, instead of using water in the bottom of the bucket – use anti-freeze. that way, if you use this type of trap at a cabin or somewhere you don’t go to often, the dead mice won’t stink.
ha! i’ve done this too. only the point for us was that it was MORE humane….never used water; a mouse can’t jump out of a 5 gal bucket or a 13 gal kitchen-sized trash can.
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