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This is a photo record of a slate trap that my dad mad about maybe 15 years ago. It is a sheet metal version of a traditional wooden trap known as a ...
The trap is designed to be a run through trap, it is placed in a known rat runs. They would have normally had a slate (door) at each end and the mech...
The trap is sprung when the rat runs over the roller which rolls the bent nail of its axle and release the arm lifting the door and the trap shuts cat...
When this trap was made we didn't have a dog at the time that was any use as a rater. So my dad engineered a dog.
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