Catching a Cape Cobra with a rodent trap

Catching a Cape Cobra with a rodent trap

Postby Jacquesvw » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:34 pm

Hi guys,

Yesterday afternoon I came across a Cape Cobra near my house, but before I could catch it went down a hole. So I decided to setup a trap... I placed a live mouse in a rodent trap and positioned it so that the cage entrance is blocking the hole exit.
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6 Hours later I went back to check and found this little surprise. The mouse was also eaten.
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Here is a pic I took before releasing it far from home.
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Re: Catching a Cape Cobra with a rodent trap

Postby Pieter89 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:45 pm

Awesome trap! Very good idea.
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Re: Catching a Cape Cobra with a rodent trap

Postby bradmiller » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:58 pm

Well done! now that's thinking out the box.
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Re: Catching a Cape Cobra with a rodent trap

Postby Bushviper » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:25 pm

Now that mouse was a take way meal in more ways than one. Nice thinking there.
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Re: Catching a Cape Cobra with a rodent trap

Postby snake kid » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:46 pm

Wow great thinking, and guess what? I have that exact same trap, I will remember this next time I see a snake go down a hole.
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Re: Catching a Cape Cobra with a rodent trap

Postby Mr Venom » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:01 pm

That's a great idea man, now I know what I'm gonna use if I see a snake go down a hole :) .

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Catching a Cape Cobra with a rodent trap

Postby Snake-fanatic » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:21 pm

That is interesting because I caught a rather big puff adder in a similar cadge as well.
But mine was not planned, I actually wanted to catch field mice for my Brown house snakes!
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Re: Catching a Cape Cobra with a rodent trap

Postby Jacquesvw » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:09 pm

Snake-fanatic wrote:That is interesting because I caught a rather big puff adder in a similar cadge as well.
But mine was not planned, I actually wanted to catch field mice for my Brown house snakes!


I also caught a Rinkhals by mistake the first time when I setup the trap to catch a couple of rats that escaped from their enclosures.
It's strange because I didn't expect a Rinkhals to go for rats, but with the drought we're having I guess there aren't many frogs around.
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