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Tomdhu

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About Tomdhu

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    Inverness
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    Trapping, Lamping, clay shooting and wildlife photography.

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  1. Latest success. Sent in by one of our young customers
  2. Nature never lets anything go to waste. Here's an interesting clip from my CCTV cams... https://www.trapbarn.com/foxchomp/
  3. Useful information and I guess this confirms that rats don't like moving around in the open and will go the some lengths to avoid it. With your agreement, I'd like to mention your story on my rat trapping guide at www.trrapbarn.com
  4. View Advert 25 x Fenn Mk4 traps from £6.75 delivered New product release ! NEW - Camouflage covered tunnel for Fenn traps. Free promo gifts with minimum spends. Check out these and more at https://trapbarn.com Advertiser Tomdhu Date 24/06/18 Price £169.00 Category Miscellaneous  
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  6. Some young friends, who are very much in love with hedgehogs, were asking me about the risks to hedgehogs from spring traps that are deployed to kill rats and stoats. I said that most kill traps, like Fenns, by law have to be used with a tunnel to minmise the risk to non-target species but they weren't entirely convinced - particularly as I couldn't provide them with the size of the aperture to the tunnel that would exclude junior and adult hedgehogs whilst allowing access to a full sized male stoat or rat. Can I ask what advice you might give on a suitable tunnel size and what recommenda
  7. I'd go with the Fenns but the challenge is to sort out the genuine Fenns from the cheap Chinese imported look-alikes. The imported ones are not approved by DEFRA under STAO (2102) ans are illegal to use. If you buy on Ebay the regular sellers of the geuine ones are itsareal1, moorlandspoultry , opuk2008, the-trap-man, 2013betsieboo , pestuk0118. fourteenacres and maverick060390. There are two only two other brands that are" Fenn look-alikes" that are made to the same specification as the Fenns and are also approved. These are Springer and Solway. You can buy these with confidence.
  8. Here's a design you might consider. The trigger mechanism is entirely inside so you can use it in a bank. Looking at the picture , the hinged end of the stay is on the red braket and the stay is mounted upside down. To to set you lift the door up and liftt the stay up so that the RH end latches on the peg. A tug on the cable pulls the stay off the peg. The bungees slam the door down and the door locks shut with a simple latch. If you dont like the cable round the roller, then you could use a tilting treadle plate coupled to the stay with a rod or a cable. Then you could hang your bait from
  9. The shopping trolley variant is more than ample size because the key feature is the strong bungees. They slam the door shut so fast and forceful that if the fox is even part way out, it will shove it them back inside. The door only latches when fully closed so you will never get one half in half out and screaming blue murder. Have monitored with a night cam and it is more than ample size. Have not had one escape yet. The only criticism I would have of it is the weight so I'm going to take the angle grinder and increase the size of the holes in the mesh and also take out some of the re-inforc
  10. Yes there is. For £100 i'd rather buy a proper one than have my garden look like the bottom of a canal. Why knock it? It works a treat and it cost me nowt. Has since been painted in "Nato Green" matt , clad with some green astro-turf and located under some laurels. P.S. I wish I was as rich as you. Could you spare me an odd £100? I didn't knock yours. I knocked jok's. Quit being so sensitive. Anyway, I can guarantee one catches a lot more than the other. That's why they make them. And if I choose to spend my money on the correct tool for a job, surely that's m
  11. Yes there is. For £100 i'd rather buy a proper one than have my garden look like the bottom of a canal. Why knock it? It works a treat and it cost me nowt. Has since been painted in "Nato Green" matt , clad with some green astro-turf and located under some laurels. P.S. I wish I was as rich as you. Could you spare me an odd £100?
  12. It's easy to make your own if you can get a discarded shopping trolley and use an angle grinder. Plus two bungee cords. Look up Youtube to see how it's done. Here is mine Door is held open by the black pipe which has a notch cut near the right hand end. Notch is hooked on mesh of trolley. Taking the bait unlatches notch and so door falls down and latches. Door action is fast due to the two red bungee cords.
  13. Not passed for use in Scotland either and unlikely to be becaus eof the Red Squirrels having Section 5 protection.
  14. Goodnature recommend that they are eplaced 10cm above ground. Good height for rats, stoats, hedgehogs and red squirrels. Putting them higher would minmise hedgehog kills but it would still make a mess of red squirrels. Tom Then you wouldn't use them in an area populated by red squirrels the same as you wouldn't use a fenn or body grip or Kania etc etc etc ....... But if you are after stoats, what do you do because stoats and red squirrels often co-exist in the same habitat? Or they certainly used to when I was growing up in the Highlands. Just noticed on the goodnature websit
  15. Goodnature recommend that they are eplaced 10cm above ground. Good height for rats, stoats, hedgehogs and red squirrels. Putting them higher would minmise hedgehog kills but it would still make a mess of red squirrels. Tom
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