TRAPPING FOX IN SANDóWill you, or one of the readers, tell me a good method of covering a fox trap when set in sand. I have tried a sheet of paper over the trap but it clogs, sometimes.
The only other good way that I know is to fix your trap so that it will spring by a very slight movement of the pan, then roll up a bunch of soft, dry grass and place it under the pan after the trap is set. Take two small, flat strips of shingle and lay them across the jaws over the hinges. Then cover all evenly with the sand. This will work all right during dry weather, but freezes easily. The grass keeps the sand from under the pan, and the flat sticks rise along with the jaws and keep the covering from clogging. There is always a possibility of the fox having the heel of his foot on one of the sticks when the trap springs, and I prefer to cover first with a sheet of paper, and then with the sand.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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