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 Post subject: More on Rubber Jaw Traps
PostPosted: 12 Dec 2007, 15:40 
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I finally decided to go into a little more debt and get some new ones. I got them all fixed up and put out two days ago. Today I went out and one was set off. Whatever was in it pulled out. Leaves got stuck between the jaws and the animals foot. I guess the rubber flexed around its foot real well and the leaves made it real slippery, so it slipped right out. Does anybody else have these problems, or know how to fix them?

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PostPosted: 13 Dec 2007, 21:21 
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Just this morning. Looked like possum fur in it. Jaws did not close all the way...looked like an offset jaw.


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PostPosted: 13 Dec 2007, 22:44 
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Let me guess... You use Duke? They have a problem with the pan getting stuck, holding the jaws open. I had leaves in my jaws, with that and the flexibility of the rubber it just slipped right out. No fur left behind or nothing.

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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2007, 06:33 
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Nope, Victor.

I think my problem was small frozen clods of dirt.


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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2007, 12:04 
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That could be too. Those leaves are what did it for me I believe.

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PostPosted: 18 Dec 2007, 00:33 
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I met a guy in my area,and he has been trapping since the early 80's ,he was a big on using nothing but peat moss for bedding his traps. after bedding them he use grass or leafs to top off the set.


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