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The Jar Trap


In place of the wire cage, a glass preserve-jar was substituted.

A few bits of cheese were then dropped inside, and the top of a

funnel inserted into the opening above. This completed the trap,

and it was set on the floor near the flour barrel. On the following

morning the jar was occupied by a little mouse, and each successive

night for a week added one to the list of victims. A stiff piece

of tin, bent into the required shape, may be substituted for the

funnel top, or even a very heavy piece of pasteboard might answer.