|Starts with a few pieces of wood called furring strips...and nope, I'm not making that up!|
|Build a couple of 3 foot by 3 foot squares|
|Add the uprights|
|Take a break from the hard work to visit Patty O'Malley|
|Add slots for the hatch|
|This is a piece of deer fencing|
|Deer fencing wrapped over trap and secured with zip ties|
|Hatch is open...|
|Using hinges, we attach the board which is weighted|
The Hubby built our first drop trap, by eyeballing one that I'd borrowed from a friend. This time, he allowed me to handle his power tools, and I cut boards and everything! A real team effort, and I hope many hard-to-trap cats are finally caught now.
If you would like to learn more about TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) or about drop traps, simply type 'TNR' or 'drop trap' into your search engine, and there is lots of information to discover. Trust me, I am a big chicken when it comes to even remotely doing anything like this, but it's remarkably easy to trap a cat, once you've got a feeding pattern established. They may be scared, but they are NOT hurt. Go out and trap, y'all!