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    My buddy and I made a video for our channel to create the arapuka bird trap. It's a simple trap that's easy to make and is extremely portable. A trap used by the guarani tribe in south america. This trap however, while it is called a bird trap it can also be used to catch smaller animals as well. It is said the Guarani have even used it to catch monkeys. Noy to sure how true that is considering I have no viable way to test or confirm that. Either way check out the video if you're interested and please share it with others who may be interested as well.

    https://youtu.be/2PMQnKpgQ4M


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    I have been suspicious of bird traps ever since my youth. Something about them I just don't trust.

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    Hey that technique for making the cage is pretty cool. Anytime you're needing a cage or box shape of some kind (I can see using it upside down to carry some somethings) and you're not going to engage in a weaving exercise that takes longer, this would be a way to go. Once made, seems an easy thing to weave in other things perpendicular to all the other sticks if you need to close the gaps more. Can even be a good way for a beginning template, so to speak, for something more permanent by weaving things into it afterwards in a more serious way and looping tree roots or any cordage round each stick/string/stick joint. I can imagine making one on a much larger scale, with two longer sticks out at two opposing sides for two people to carry things in it together upside down...and for catching the monkeys, maybe they made a larger scale one with some stones on it so it'd hold down more against a monkey trying to get out?
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    Yeah I had a lot of those same thoughts that you could make a basket out of it, to carry objects in.....and that is a good point about a larger trap with weight for monkeys. As far as I know it is only rumored as I said I don't know how much truth there is to that as there is no way to test it to see if it would actually contain a monkey. Thanks for watching!

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    The arapuca is a great little trap. Very versatile. Good for catching doves eating your goat food lol....that was great by the way.

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    Pretty cool.....seems drop time is petty long....maybe not so high of a set?

    Thinking monkey's would be a stretch..........and haven't seen any around here, much anyway....so can't try it out.
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    Will it catch little whipperschnappers running through your front yard chasing their football?

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    Great video - am keen to have a crack at making one. Keep up the great work.

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