Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Michigan (burb of Detroit)
Drop Trap (It's the season)
First of all, I'm not selling anything!!!! So I hope that isn't an issue.
If you click for my site you'll see an album with a few pics of a drop trap I made. It's a variation of one that I saw on the Alley Cat Allies site. It has been very successful for me and a few others. It may be a bit too much for the average "trapping", but for the hard-to-trap, street-smart cat it has been very effective. The "mated" doors for the separate transportation cage and recovery cage reduce the amount of contact with the captured cat and reduces the stress involved.
Regardless of the design you choose (I made mine foldable), I feel that using "golf netting" is critical. It is small (3/4"), tough (nylon), and stiff, but not too stiff. The trapped cat will not get entangled in the mesh.
I've also used a IR remote camera to further distance the "trapper" from the "trapped". You can catch cats in the dead of night if you like from whatever reasonably nearby spot suites you.
I have about 15 pics altogether, but I can't seem to be able to upload more than 4 (maybe they're too large). I'd be happy to send them to anyone who's interested.