This Floating Muskrat Trap is the most innovative trap for muskrat on the market today. There is essentially no set-up required; the trap is sturdy, light-weight, and simple to use. Because only a foot of water is required to set the trap it can be used anywhere from shallow wetlands to the middle of a pond or lake.
Overall the trap is 18L”x 16W”x 20H” and is made of 1” by 1” galvanized wire mesh and contains two compartments. It weighs only 9 pounds and the floatation foam is located inside the trap to make it more durable and resilient. The trap has a 7 inch floating platform that the muskrat will comfortably rest on. From the platform the muskrat will smell the bait inside the trap and enter the one-way door. Once the muskrat enters the trap there is no way for it to get back out. The capture is now in a 7 inches high compartment above water. There is plenty of room for the rest of the family to enter as well.
Another spring loaded one-way door, in the middle of the trap, leads to an underwater compartment that is 13 inches tall. For lethal capture, leave the door free to open so captures enter the bottom chamber and are contained underwater. For live capture, wire this door open so the muskrat can move freely from the top to the bottom of the trap. The second compartment door can also be wired shut so muskrat can not move down to the second chamber below water.
There are two clean-out doors, one for the top compartment and one for the bottom. Great for use around golf courses, condo developments, corporate parks where the use of conventional traps is discouraged.
30-lb dimensional shipping weight.