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WCS Tube Trap Description

The WCS Tube Trap comprises a steel cylindrical tube painted a brownish green (A)

A pressed metal treadle plate is located inside the tube mid-distance from each end.  The treadle extends out through a circular hole in the wall of the tube to a pivot point on a trigger assembly (B)

This guide is provided to illustrate the relevant parts of the WCS Tube Trap and describe the setting procedure only.  It is always the trap users’ responsibility to ensure that traps are employed in accordance with the law at all times.

WCS Tube Trap Setting Guide

WCS Tube Trap

Setting the WCS Tube Trap

Place the trap on a flat and level non-slippery surface with the trigger assembly pointing away from you.

Ensure that the L shaped trigger release pin and the safety hook are both swung outwards and will not hinder setting!

With the palms of the hands on the tube, push the impact bar with both thumbs towards the trigger assembly and anchor it in place with the safety hook.

To complete setting; press the impact bar down against the resistance of the springs, swing the trigger release pin over the impact bar and engage the end of the release pin under the edge of the shaped metal treadle plate.

The sensitivity of the trap is determined by how close the end of the release pin is to the edge of the treadle plate.

Position the trap as required and secure it in place.  The holes in the ends of the tube can be used for this purpose.  Animals may be reluctant to enter an unstable trap!

Camouflage the trap using local materials and lastly remove the safety hook.

Before leaving the trap unattended make sure that it does not pose a risk to non-target animals and birds.

Inside the tube, opposite the trigger assembly are two clamping bars which are not present in non-UK approved traps.

On the outside of the tube,opposite the trigger assembly, a rectangular U-shaped impact bar (C), energised by a double torsion spring, pivots on a steel rod.  The impact bar rotates around the steel rod within two slots through the wall of the tube.

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