Your Dog From
a Conibear Trap
is a conibear trap, and if your dog is caught
in one, it is in serious trouble ,
as this trap is designed to kill. See instructions
below on how to release an animal from this kind
of trap -- it is difficult and time is of
the essence !
Conibear Trap -
Shown in sprung position.
Carry 2 long, strong, boot-type shoestrings
with you at ALL times.
release the trap, tie one end of a shoestring
to the top loop of the spring where it runs
along the jaws, run the shoestring through the
bottom spring loop and then back through the
top spring loop.
stand on the trapchain, pinning the trap to
the ground and haul up on the shoestring This
will compress the spring. Pull and take up the
shoestring until both sides of the spring meet.
Tie off the shoestring and repeat the process
on the other side of the trap, if necessary.
the picture at the top, the trap is set and ready to
kill your dog.
#1 are the springs . They are very powerful and
when they are triggered, they push the pivoted jaws
closed -- the X at the pivots widens.
#3 are the jaws . They do the crushing.
#2 are simple safety catches you put on while
you are setting the trap in place. They swing off once
that is done -- safety off and the trap is ready to
#5 is the "dog" or bit of metal that holds
the jaws together . It is under a lot of pressure
and has a very shallow, rounded groove in it that hold
one jaw against the other.
#4 is the trigger . These are thin stiff wires
that the animal presses into as it enters the den. Once
these wires are bumped, they slip the piece called the
dog (#5) loose and the two pairs of jaws come down (#3)
under the crushing drive of the springs (#1).
A conibear trap closes
with about 90 pounds of pressure ,
and if you try to horse the jaw of the trap
open by hand (a natural reaction, as the jaws
will be crushing your dog to death), you are
unlikely to succeed in getting your dog out
trick is to focus on the SPRINGS to the left
and right of the trap , and to follow
the procedure, as outlined above, to take
the pressure off the springs .
the springs have been compressed with a dog
leash or piece of boot lace , put the
safety catches on, and repeat on the other side.
(c) by Patrick Burns.
Here to download information on
to release your dog from a trap."