Thursday, January 17, 2013

Josh Learns to Trap Beaver

This winter, Josh decided he wanted to spend as much time as he could trapping. In that past, he's only trapped for coyotes and fox, but this year, he decided to try something new. He got some beaver traps and books for Christmas. Last week, he finally got the chance to set a few traps.
The first time, when he checked his traps, he had nothing. One trap had been set off, but there was nothing in it. So he reset them. The next day, they were set off again, but still empty. He was a little stumped. While looking for a new spot, he saw a muskrat in a hole he was thinking about using. Then as he was walking back to his truck, he walked past his 1st trap, right as something made a big splash! Another muskrat.
That evening, he came home and researched trapping muskrat so he could thin them out so they would quit setting off his beaver traps.
He was pretty excited when he went to check yesterday and found a beaver.

 He can't wait to catch more. He plans to sell the furs in the spring. Maybe one year, we will save some and make a coat for me.

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