Watch: 427-Year-Old Mouse Trap Design in Action
Russ Chastain 12.01.17
Mice can be real pests, and fooling them unto death can be oddly satisfying. Some mice are too small to even trip a traditional mouse trap, so things like this can be extremely useful for getting rid of the pesky little rascals, which have a terrible tendency to get into your stuff, including prepping supplies.
This old design is called Mascall’s Mill, and consists of some paddles over a bucket of water.
After a test with a pet mouse, he puts the design to work in a barn. The first comer is a huge rat, far too large for the trap, but it got caught anyhow. And soon enough, along come some mice, two of which got caught.