Snake Catching Stick




Snake catching sticks are pretty expensive in the market so i thought why not make my own stick that too from scrap laying around !

So, here is the list of items you will need :

  1. an old stapler - 24/6 or 26/6 pin size staplers works best !
  2. around 42 inches of 1/2" pipe - light weight
  3. bicycle brake wire
  4. bicycle brake wire housing
  5. bicycle or scooter brake lever
  6. badminton handle grip - or anything that you can wrap around the handle for grip
  7. some small screws, nuts and bolts.
  8. foam for padding.

Tools you will need :

  1. hack saw
  2. wire cutter
  3. metal files
  4. hammer
  5. drill to make holes
  6. screw driver
  7. pliers

in this instructable the part of the stapler which contains the stapler pins or the cartridge part is called the lower part and the part which is kept at the bottom of the paper while we staple is called the upper part. as these are their positions on the snake catching stick.

So here we go ! >>>

Step 1: Stapler Science !

Take the stapler and rip its outer plastic grip apart, or anything except the metal stapler itself.take out the mechanism that pushes the pins in the pin holder cartridge and keep it aside. use a pliers and hammer to shape the staplers as shown in the image. do not take apart the spring that opens the stapler when you press it to staple.

Step 2: Shaping the Fangs !

now make a cut in the lower part of the stapler ( cartridge part ) so that the upper part fits in the cut when pressed. refer to the notes given on the pictures !

Step 3: Preparing the Stick Rod

Now to prepare the stick part refer to the notes given on the pictures.

Step 4: Assembling Starts !

after following the steps given as notes on the pictures in this step, press the brake lever and if the stapler jaw closes that means you are ready for a catch.



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    3 Discussions


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Amazing Rishi... that's the safest way i feel to handle it .. even with an L shaped stick some snake can slip up...but this will hold it firmly !!!!

    2 replies
    Rishi Raihiteshp

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thanks a lot i appreciate your comment.

    Rishi Rai

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I Know a "L" shape stick is perfect to catch a snake, but i have used this stick to catch a lot of snakes ranging from 10 inches to 3 feet, never injured a single one. thanks for your concern. this is a tried and tested device.