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psegriz

What was this beaver thinking?

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Sorry I don't have a pic as after 2 ruined cameras due to water I no longer carry on the line.

I caught a beaver by the back foot in a pocket set for mink baited with fish. What is odd is my trap was about 10" inside the pocket as I was expecting ice. Now after I've caught about 1500 mink over the yrs an prolly 40 beaver in mink sets this one I don't understand.

My pocket opening is only 4". It's just like the thing stuck it's back leg right in the pocket. I just don't know why does anyone else?

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Griz, too bad about the ruined cameras. I suggest you get a cheap disposible (non-digital) to carry in a ziplock bag. I don't carry my digital due to the water issue. At the end of the season, I process the disposible and find some great pics I am glad I didn't miss. Walmart will create digital copies so you can share on the forums.

I trapped when I was in high school and would love to see pic of your sets and successes.

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just a side note:

look at an olympus stylus 770 sw camera.

shock proof, waterproof and stainless. can even take underwater pics.

made for those of us rough on the stuff!!

i would have loved to seen that

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i'd second what A-bomb says, I have one as well. Taken it scuba diving in the Mississippi and St. Croix, on trips to Canada, even working in the roughest conditions. Strong, waterproof and takes great pics

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Just a couple of guesses here...But maybe the beaver got one foot hooked up on the chain/wire and accidently pulled the trap out of the pocket and stepped in it as he moved along?

Maybe a coon pulled the trap out of the hole and the hapless beaver paid for it?

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