Watch: Make a Mouse Trap From an Old Bottle


Watch: Make a Mouse Trap From an Old Bottle

Mice are pretty much evil, if they get into anyplace you don’t want them. And for me, that includes my house, garage, workshop, sheds, and vehicles, especially if I have edibles like grain or other seed stored there. Any unwanted critters that get in there deserve to die, or at least be forcibly evicted.

This guy found an old syrup bottle in a junk pile, and unlike most people he thought, “Hey, this would make a good mouse trap!” So get got busy with the JB Weld and some wood.

This trap is based on a simple concept, so naturally it works well. Gravity will flip the bottle upright once a mouse enters and eats a little too much grain or goes too far in. Once upright, the mouse is stuck in there for the duration.

My only complaints are that it only works for one mouse, and that the mouse won’t be dead when you recover it. But if live trapping is your thing, you might want to give this a go.

Turns out, it’s not the most ideal mouse trap ever, but it does capture a mouse, which really likes it inside that bottle.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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