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Hey have you ever had a rodent problem while out in the sticks and didn't have any mouse traps handy?  Well here is the solution my redneck friends the Redneck Mouse Trap!

Sidenote:  This trap, like any other, does kill the animal.  If this offends you in anyway, please do not continue with this instructable, and please do not send angry messages.
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Step 1: Materials and tools needed

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What you are going to need is:

5 gallon bucket
Wire of some sort
Peanut butter
Stick or board or anything that will work as a ramp


Wire cutters (if your pliers don't already have them)
Hole punch or drill

Step 2: Drill 2 holes in the can

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Ok take your drill or improvised hole punch and create two holes in the can.  One in the top near the tab (can use the tab hole just won't spin as well) and one in the bottom directly in the center.

Step 3: Drill holes in bucket (optional)

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If you want you can drill holes in your bucket to hold the wire/can assemply suspended.  Make sure the holes are direct oposite of each other and about an inch or so from the top.

Step 4: Insert wire

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Ok now take a length of wire and thread it through the can.  Thread enough through so that the length of the wire is about 4 inches longer than the diameter of the bucket.  Now you have two options:

Option 1:  if you drilled holes in your bucket.  Thread the wire though those holes and then bend the wire around the lid and wrap the extra wire around.  This will lock it into place.  Reposition can to hang in the center of the bucket opening.

Option 2:  If you didn't drill holes in the bucket.  Measure out the diameter of your bucket and put 90 degree bends on each side face toward the ground.  Put the entire wire/can assembly on top of your bucket's rim.  Then firmly push your 90 degree bends towards the bucket, locking them somewhat in place.  Reposition the can to hang in the center of the bucket opening.
gmonroy6 months ago

Hello, already made a test this trap design? regards

"Like any other" you know there are some that don't
damyar1 year ago
That is so good to take mouse
waggy1011 year ago
We just put a bucket under the edge of the camper and they fall in starve or kill each other or the chickens find them first and kill them
bajeeburs1 year ago
Genius! I think this should work for ground squirrels too. Thanks D_ROBO!