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Longworth trap

Longworth trap A metal (usually aluminium) trap that is used to collect small mammals without injuring them. It consists of a nest-box, in which appropriate nesting material and food are placed, and a tunnel leading into it. As an animal enters it trips a door which falls shut, so it cannot escape and must remain in the nest-box.

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Longworth trap

Longworth trap A metal (usually aluminium) trap that is used to collect small mammals without injuring them. It consists of a nest-box, in which appropriate nesting material and food are placed, and a tunnel leading into it. As an animal enters it trips a door which falls shut so it cannot escape and must remain in the nest-box.

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"Longworth trap." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Retrieved December 14, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/longworth-trap-0