Had a question this morning about the inside workings of our ‘Elliot Style’ folding trap for small marsupials and since I took some photos of the trap thought I’d share them. Most of these traps are sold to environmentalists or universities doing fauna surveys. We do have people asking about them as a rat trap, but we don’t recommend them as a rat trap, as the rats can chew the mechanism if left in the trap too long.
Being interested in the uses and history I did some quick ‘googling’ and found that the ‘Elliot Style’ trap is based on a Sherman trap invented in the 1920’s – see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_trap. Most documents about the trap are related to scientific trapping practices. To find these traps on our website see: http://www.wapoultryequipment.net.au/products/alumium_folding_trap