Clockwise from left: The "business end" of the very effective rolling snare. The trigger mechanism. The figure-4 deadfall. The figure-4 upper notch. The figure-4 lower joint. (Note that the components just barely mesh. This kind of assembly makes for a sensitive trigger) Detail of the Paiute deadfall's trigger. The complete, ready-to-drop trap. It's best to be cautious when setting the rolling snare.
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PHOTO: FOTOLIA/KEVIN LARGENT