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Sherman traps are an environmentally friendly way to research small mammal populations and can be used for mammal collection, teaching and environmental impact studies. Sherman folding traps have the advantage of folding down to a size and shape which is easy to transport. The trap works by use of a trigger platform which causes the door to shut when the animal runs into the trap. This trap has a galvanised treadle and doors which helps to prevent rusting.
This is a ‘live catch’ trap and so it should be checked regularly. Where appropriate traps should be provided with water and food.
The Large Folding Trap is suitable for catching small to medium animals, such as rats.
Please note: Trapping some animals (such as shrews) requires a licence.
For answers to frequently asked questions please see the videos below:
1) How do the folding traps work/how do I open and close the trap?
2) How do I set and bait the trap?
3) How does harmless capture work?
* Model: LFATDG (Large Folding Aluminium/Galvanised Treadle and Doors)
* Construction: Aluminium with stainless steel springs and wires/Galvanised treadle and doors
* Dimensions: 7.6 x 8.9 x 22.9cm (approximately 1.3cm thick when folded)
* Weight: 254g