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plastic trigger housing for Victor Rat Traps #6353841
10/22/18 06:21 PM
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Looks like this: https://perdixwildlifesupplies.com/product/modified-victor-rat-trap/

Seems they're only available in the UK and in New Zealand. Anybody know where I can get some in USA?


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Re: plastic trigger housing for Victor Rat Traps [Re: joepennanti] #6355048
10/24/18 02:32 AM
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Hmm, that's interesting. I couldn't find it online either.


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Re: plastic trigger housing for Victor Rat Traps [Re: joepennanti] #6355231
10/24/18 12:03 PM
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Well thanks for having a look. With exposure to the product maybe an entrepreneur in USA will begin marketing them.

With a rat snap trap properly positioned so that the target is aligned with neck directly under the kill bar I have taken: mice, rat, chipmunk, red squirrel, grey squirrel, and short-tailed weasel. And I believe it could work for least weasel and long-tailed weasel.

But to longline with those traps (several dozen) and to position them properly with sticks, rocks, etc, is time consuming and that trigger housing you see on that link would remove the guesswork and allow for a more efficient line.

I have watched grey squirrel escape from rat traps which were positioned incorrectly. I assume long-tailed weasel could do the same.

I have watched mice and chipmunks fire rat traps without being caught, the kill bar landing on their tails and the animal pulls out. I assume least weasel and red squirrel could do the same.

The trap modified with nails (many youtube vids detailing this) has held grey squirrel even when set improperly, but it's a bloody mess and destroys the pelt. It would do the same to long-tailed weasel.


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Re: plastic trigger housing for Victor Rat Traps [Re: joepennanti] #6355323
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A small piece of 1/4 inch hard cloth wire mesh attached to the pan to enlarge it is the bomb. Just bend up the spike, insert the mesh over it and bend the spike down with pliers.

Re: plastic trigger housing for Victor Rat Traps [Re: joepennanti] #6355374
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If you can't get what you're looking for you could easily make your own housing with flashing. Just reverse the ends and separate the middle and make a pocket for them to stick their head/feet in. PITA thing to do for a rodent but it would work. If legal in your state just lift the tail end of the spring up an 1/8 3/16 or even a 1/4 inch that's a little much but it will become a lot quicker and stronger. JAT..








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Re: plastic trigger housing for Victor Rat Traps [Re: joepennanti] #6373202
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I suppose it wouldn't be too hard to make something yourself. The abovementioned white ones don't seem to be availabe anywhere in the USA.


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Re: plastic trigger housing for Victor Rat Traps [Re: TDHP] #6373330
11/14/18 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by TDHP
If you can't get what you're looking for you could easily make your own housing with flashing. Just reverse the ends and separate the middle and make a pocket for them to stick their head/feet in. PITA thing to do for a rodent but it would work. If legal in your state just lift the tail end of the spring up an 1/8 3/16 or even a 1/4 inch that's a little much but it will become a lot quicker and stronger. JAT..

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I just use the trap with the large yellow pan.


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Re: plastic trigger housing for Victor Rat Traps [Re: joepennanti] #6373333
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I use weasel type box for my ADC work, great for Red squirrels and chipmunks. Safe and out of site.


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Re: plastic trigger housing for Victor Rat Traps [Re: joepennanti] #6373431
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VPRT's are my preferred trap for rats as well. If the poster can't get what he is looking for, flashing or something similar that is easily manipulated will work. My wife use to buy me traditional's so instead of tossing them I added a larger pan and modified the trigger system with a slight bend here and a file there and get the same results as the VPRT's rain, snow or shine.


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Re: plastic trigger housing for Victor Rat Traps [Re: Getting There] #6373520
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Originally Posted by Getting There
I use weasel type box for my ADC work, great for Red squirrels and chipmunks. Safe and out of site.

Is a 1 3/8" hole in a weasel box big enough for red squirrels?

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Re: plastic trigger housing for Victor Rat Traps [Re: joepennanti] #6378941
11/21/18 11:00 PM
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Thank you for the link for the rat trap modification.

Re: plastic trigger housing for Victor Rat Traps [Re: Getting There] #6378987
11/22/18 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Getting There
I use weasel type box for my ADC work, great for Red squirrels and chipmunks. Safe and out of site.

X2. Great tool, keeps kids and pets out of the way. I had 1.5" holes, but increased to 2" to accommodate adult red squirrels.

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