I will tell you of my first brown weasel that I caught. I went out one Sunday with one trap, some fish oil that I had made in summer and started off to where I thought there was good trapping grounds. I looked all around, but could not find any good place to set my trap. At last I came to a little water puddle and made up my mind to set my trap. There I rubbed some fish oil on the soles of my shoes and put a few drops near the trap and then made a circle around the trap and then went home.
The next morning I got up extra early and went to my trap and "by crackers," to my surprise, there was Mr. Weasel waiting for me. I killed him with a club and took him home and skinned him. While he was drying I figured out that I was going to buy me a watch fob for the money that I was going to get from him. I shipped him to a raw fur house, with one opossum that I bought from my neighbor for ten cents. I got far less than what I thought, ten cents for the weasel and thirty cents for the opossum. My catch this year was four opossum, two skunks, one mink and five weasels. Fur-bearers are pretty scarce here.
Atlantic County, New Jersey.
Fur, News. Fur News, January 1916.
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