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Hey, i just moved back to the states from Africa (Equatorial Guinea) and i was wondering where is the best place to get the books i need at the lowest price.  and a bit off topic.....i set up an arapuca (kind of bird trap) in my back yard but they always seem to steal my bait any suggestions?

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Amazon is generally one of the best places to get books. Most the books are listed on our homepage which links to Amazon.com: http://www.wildernesscollege.com/nature-store.html

Can you please describe the arapuca trap and how it works?
An Arapuca is a simple live animal trap mostly used in south america for catching ground birds but depending on its size can be used for small mammals too. its built with sticks in a "log cabin" fashion to form a flat top pyramid.....its a bit dufficult to explain without a visual aid so here is a video...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iR_3zWd0hA i was using one to try and catch rabbits but the chipmunks kept stealing my bait (fruit/vegatables) and they would hit the trigger and still escape because they are very small and can squeeze through the openings. but i prefer using live traps as oppsed to deadfalls and others that might mame or wound. for one, the catch stays fresh and two, i cant check them everyday. But if anyone might know of some kind of bait that wont attract chipmunks or some other live trap, that would be helpful. Thanks...Alex
I don't know how, but my reply to you never got posted. Sorry about that.

Well, I have seen another student make this trap. Its a great one for small mammals and birds. Though, I think for rabbits using some kind of snare would be better.

Have you had an success finding more info, or finding a solution?
yeah i ened up using really thin pieces of bamboo and weighted the outside with rocks on the 4 corners and it did the trick. i caught a nice little bunny and let him go.

Filip Tkaczyk said:
I don't know how, but my reply to you never got posted. Sorry about that.

Well, I have seen another student make this trap. Its a great one for small mammals and birds. Though, I think for rabbits using some kind of snare would be better.

Have you had an success finding more info, or finding a solution?
Thin pieces of bamboo... that's clever!

Glad you had success. Have you tried out any other types of traps? Practice any other survival skills?

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