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Longworth Small Mammal Trap

  • Humane catch and release trap
  • Spacious nest box
  • Adjustable trigger sensitivity
Longworth Small Mammal Trap
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About this product

The Longworth Trap has been widely used in the UK for many years and is our most popular small mammal trap. It is designed to minimise the discomfort of the animal and to provide a safe, warm place for them until they are released. Constructed from anti-corrosion aluminium, it is lightweight for field use and is designed to allow easy access to all parts for cleaning.

The trap consists of two parts: a tunnel which contains the door tripping mechanism and a nest box, which is attached to the back of the tunnel. The sensitivity of the tripping mechanism is adjustable and the nest box provides a large space for food and bedding material. These will ensure that the trapped animal is comfortable until release. When in use the nest box should be placed at an upwards angle to the trap tunnel to prevent rain entering and to provide drainage of urine or condensation. When the trap is not in use the tunnel can be conveniently placed inside the nest box for easy carriage or storage. 

A Longworth trap with shrew hole is also available. This trap has a small hole which will allow shrews to escape. 

NB: Some small mammal species are protected by law (e.g. shrews in the UK). When trapping shrews in England you must comply with licence terms and conditions set out by Natural England, this information can be found on the government website. In Scotland you must apply for a license on the Nature Scot website. In Wales you must download the license from the Natural Resources Wales website and contact them to let them know you intend to activate the license. For Northern Ireland, visit the DAERA website to submit an application. Please ensure you are aware of and meet the requirements of any relevant laws in the country in which you are trapping.

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Weight: 300g

Construction: Corrosion-resistant aluminium

Size of nest chamber: 14 x 6.5 x 8.5cm

Total length when set: Approx 25cm


Customer Reviews (1)

  • Excellent trap
    By Gillian 11 Jun 2021
    This is the best humane trap we have tried (normal residential large garden) unfortunately something has chewed through the air vent and enlarged it enough to escape! Was not expecting g that.

    Don’t know if anyone else has had this problem.
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