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Professional Mink Cage Trap

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General information  

This is a traditional cage device for the humane trapping of mink or similar sized pests. Doors at each end close when the intruder takes the bait, safely trapping it inside. 

The mink cage dimensions are: L 77cm x W 16cm x H 14cm 

 

Mink Cage Trap - Directions for use

 

  1. Lift the retaining bar with middle finger to release the trap door. 
  2. Raise the trap door. 
  3. Holding the trap door at its highest point, push the release pin under the edge of the door. 
  4. Repeat the complete process at the other end of the cage. 
  5. Carefully place the bait (fish is ideal) as close to the trigger plate as possible. Very carefully position the trap where needed.   

 

Important

 

The trap must be checked on a daily basis. 

 

 

 

It is illegal to release captured live mink back into the wild. Therefore the captured mink should be humanely killed.

 

 

For further information on the above contact DEFRA or the RSPCA.

 

 

About American Mink – Latin name: Mustela vison

 

Identification From nose to the base of tail the animal is approximately 40cm long. The tail is a further 12-14 cm long.

 

In its truly wild native form, the mink has a rich glossy coat which is dark brown. However, farm bred mink can vary from white to almost black and this is therefore reflected in the mink seen in the wild in the UK – so colour variation can be considerable. The lower jaw is a distinct white and is particularly obvious when the animal is in its true native form.

 

 

History, distribution and habits

 

The American Mink is not native to the UK (there is a European Mink but these are not found anywhere in the UK), having first been brought to the UK in the 1920s for fur farms. Over the decades, some individuals escaped, some were released when fur farms went out of business, and others were released by animal activists. The result has been that mink are now widespread across the UK (though largely absent from the Lake District and mountains in Scotland and Wales) and are reportedly responsible for the decline in some of our native species of bird and mammal, most notably the water vole.

Habitat is always around water and mink will never be found far from river banks, lakes and marshes. Not surprisingly then, they are very good swimmers. They are also very territorial and males will not tolerate another male in their territory, which can extend to several miles (thin and narrow in order to keep close to water).

Mink feed on a wide range of prey such as fish, small mammals up to rabbit size, and birds


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  1. Value for Money 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Oct 2012

    Great trap and cheaper then the other suppliers.



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