I built this animal trap to catch several wild pests
taking down our bird feeders, and opening our outdoor trash containers. The varmints were raccoons and opossums. I sympathize with them for not being able to find enough food to live as they should be able to do. Each animal I trap are relocated to Arkansas River, a place they can find plenty of food and a protected location to live with out harm.
I have included a 3D drawing to make easy construction. A small amount of 3/4" plywood and 1/2" hardware cloth, glue, and screws are all that's required to build one.
Years ago the DIY traps were called "Rabbit Gums." Farmers had little money to buy one like we have today, so they built their own. I had rather do the same.
Enjoy the woodwork and good luck. Please do not kill them, fine them a home.