The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 5: Machines and Machinery

Garden rat-trap

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1926. The garden rat-trap (fig. 518.) should generally be a box, or an enticing engine, of some sort, rather than a toothed iron trap; because, unless there is a great scarcity of food, which is seldom the case as to the field rat, it will not be allured by the bait of the former; whereas a trap may be so disguised by straw, or moss, or leaves, and so scented by oil of anise, as not to be recognised by the rats till they are taken.