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A simple dead-fall style trap that will capture a cat without hurting it.
 
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Step 1: Materials

These are the materials I used simply because they were on hand. The whole machine is very simple so substituting your own materials will not be a problem.

>Milk Crate
>Cat
>String/Wire
>2 Markers
>Bait

Step 2: Assemble the Trap

1. Attach the bait to the wire.
2. Attach one end of the wire to the inside of the milk crate. I centered it on the bottom.
3. Prop the milk crate up the markers. Make sure the wire is between the edge of the crate and the top marker.

Step 3: Wait

Sit back and wait. Sooner or later a cat will come and investigate. Then the fun begins.

Step 4: Success!

When the cat pulls on the bait, the milk crate will fall down, trapping the curious creature. My cat fell for it five times - she kept springing the trap when I was trying to take pictures.
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Reiff1 year ago
So, wait, why do we need to trap a tame house cat? Just wondering.
ajansen12 years ago
Instead of the feathers I tied a piece of meat on the string and it worked. Also instead of a milk crate I used a fish tank that I drilled hole into. Because if you trap a cat in a milk crat they can walk and the crate moves.
nartyteek2 years ago
In my country, cat catches you! Sorry, had to do it.
IdahoDavid7 years ago
Very ingeneous. I wonder where I could get a big enough milk crate to catch moose?
Did you try using a milk crate truck? Same concept, you just may need bigger markers to prop it up with....
I think by then it would be cheaper to buy a moose.
Wouldn't it be easier to shoot the moose
ndauer3 years ago
I kind of want to try this now...
hydrnium.h25 years ago
One Word: Cement
Two words: Maple Syrup
Three words Maple Cement Syrup
4 words- maple syrup and cement
Five Words: Absolutely.
no thank you. lol
bigmark5 years ago
thank you!! i will use this when its time to get her fixed.
marks pix 219.jpg
An explosion of kittens. It's better than radiation because it can scrab u with it's claws
I want your kittens, the one at the bottem with the half caramel half black
Sypran6 years ago
i can definatly use this with my cat... she is new to my home, and she escaped one room but she shows herself at night (i dont know where she hides during day) but with this we can get her and put her back ijn the room to get used to us (and hopefuly not escape again)
quesoman Sypran4 years ago
When i first got my cat i sat in the bathroom with him and pet him untill he would come to me.
When I first got my cat it was a kitten so it lived in a hamster cage. What??!?!!!? He was a small kitten
aceLED Sypran6 years ago
you should tie a bell to your cat that worked for mine but be warned it can get annoying after awhile :P
My friend put a bell on her cat's collar. The cat learned how to walk on 3 paws, with the right front one holding the bell silent. ;)
Sypran aceLED6 years ago
we tryed that... she got it off within 10 min...
sojakai Sypran6 years ago
You should see about those whistle/clap keychains. Fasten it to the ring on the collar, but make sure that it doesnt hang down too much or shorten the chain on it...or use a smaller ring. Then, when you need to find the cat, just clap or whistle.
Sypran sojakai6 years ago
she is used to us now so we dont need it...i mean all you have to do is look on a persons bed and you will find her sleeping on it
I find that leaving cats alone lets them get used to me the quickest.
Music man3 years ago
Damn if only I had the cat. Lol. I have one 2 infact no intention of trying this on them though
wait i thought deadfall traps were when you covered a pit in camoflauge and traped things that fell through the camo (like digging a hole in the beach and putting a towl over it so when people stepp on the towl they fall into the hole)
yeah but nobody is gunna step on someone elses towell
That's really fun a the beach, true. Just got to dig the hole so deep but before the person you're gonna trap arrives. Plus someone could get hurt.
jacko6223 years ago
So you can use this with different kinds of small mammals just switch the bait?
hmmm.. very nice. i can see my rabbit problem going away very quickly
alterecho75 years ago
cool well i dont have a milk crate =-(
If you dont have a milk creat use a card board box
or a laundry hamper...
or anything box shaped LOL.
I have a round laundry hamper... What now HS?!? Yeah! take that! :-p
use pants cut into a square then soak it in concrete
how would that help?

how Wouldn't it help?
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