Brad Robicheaux

Effectiveness Of Live-Traps For Capturing Furbearers In Alouisiana Coastal Marsh

The present study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the Number 206 Tomahawk Live Trap for capturing coastal marsh furbearers in a simulated commercial trapping operation. Live trapping of marsh furbearers was conducted from 17 January 1976 to 16 December 1976. A total of 35,078 trap days produced 1,983 captures of which 89.9% were furbearing animals. Nutria (Myocastor coypus), muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus) and raccoons (Procyon lotor) comprised 91.5% of the catch of furbearing animals. Overall, the live traps caught fewer furbearers than did the leg-hold and Conibear traps...