Fwd: Re: [BIRDBAND] Pole trap for sandpipers

Subject: Fwd: Re: [BIRDBAND] Pole trap for sandpipers
From: "Feral Cat" <>
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2001 06:25:18 -0000
The mind boggles! And you thought cats were uncontrolled predators.

--- Robert Yunick <> wrote:
> Date:         Mon, 2 Jul 2001 19:58:35 EDT
> Reply-to: "Bird Bander's Forum" <
> From: Robert Yunick <
> Subject:      Re: [BIRDBAND] Pole trap for sandpipers
> To: 
> In a message dated 7/2/01 3:08:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>  writes:
> I'm crossing into risky territory of age, but
> For you older/wiser and way more experienced hawk trappers, how
> does a verbail (sp) trap work, would it be appropriate for pole
> sitting sandpipers?
>  David Merker
> > In my opinion, no.  The verbail trap created by Vernon Bailey
> > for trapping relatively stout-legged, short-legged raptors (even > > for which I would be reluctant to use the trap) works on the > > principle of a bird stepping on the trap atop a post, thereby > > tripping a treadle which activates a noose about the bird's leg > > (legs).
> >
> > Shorebirds such as Upland Sandpipers (as well as many other > > waders) have long, thin tarsi for their body weight and to grab > > them by such with all that leverage of their weight risks > > breaking their legs.
> >
> > This trap was not designed for use on them, and should not be > > used for them.
> >
> > Bob Yunick

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