The Hawk Trap
Categories: TRAPS FOR FEATHERED GAME.
Our illustration represents a hawk in a sad plight. The memory of
a recent feast has attracted it to the scene of many of
its depredations: but the ingenious farmer has at last outwitted
his feathered foe and brought its sanguinary exploits to a timely
end. This trap is a Yankee invention and has been used with great
success in many instances where the hawk has become a scourge to the
poultry yard. The contrivance is clearly shown in an illustration,
consisting merely of a piece of plank two feet square, set with
stiff perpendicular pointed wires.
This affair was set on the ground in a conspicuous place, the board
covered with grass, and the nice fat Poland hen which was tied to
the centre proved a morsel too tempting for the hawk to resist.
Hence the fell swoop and the fatal consequences depicted in our
illustration. The owl has also been successfully captured by the