The Heslinga Lifetrap is made from green powder-coated aluminium which makes it light to carry and provides camouflage when in the field. This small mammal trap consists of a nest box compartment and a detachable entrance tunnel. The entrance tunnel has a trigger mechanism which causes the door to close when an animal enters the trap. The nest box then provides a spacious and comfortable temporary home for the occupant until the trap is checked. The nest box is large enough for bedding material and a small amount of food to be provided when the trap is set. It is also positioned at a slight angle so that any urine or condensation is allowed to drain out.
NB: Some small mammal species are protected by law (e.g. shrews in the UK) and you must obtain a licence from Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage or the Countryside Council for Wales if you set traps with the intention of trapping any species of shrew. Please ensure you are aware of and meet the requirements of any relevant laws in the country in which you are trapping.
For more information about small mammal traps see the NHBS Guide to Small Mammal Survey Equipment.