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Take out the antifreeze and now you don't have to pay for feeders for your pet snake.

Stagism 06/12/2013

Clarification for Danger's sake.

The instructions are to specifically use RV Antifreeze.

Antifreeze so you can use it in the winter.

RV Antifreeze because it is a non toxic antifreeze that is used in the water systems of RVs to keep them from winter Freeze.

Do not do this with Regular Antifreeze.

LinearFluid 06/12/2013

Too much work, I just put a ramp up the side and peanut butter in the bottom. They get in, can't get out. Then I drop them a few miles away, since I live in the woods. If you really want them dead, water works fine, they paddle til they drown and you don't have the hassle of disposing of anti-freeze.

chevymonster 06/12/2013

I dont really see how this is WTF

DR_PHALLUS 06/12/2013

When I was 8 years old, my older Brother and I found a box of mousetraps. We setup about 40 of them, covered the ground in bird seed, then sat on my porch shooting the birds that came down with a bb gun. Some of the ones we shot got disoriented and fell in the traps. Some landed right on top of them. I still feel bad about doing that.

yyx9 06/12/2013

These type of traps work really well and I have used them several times myself. You also do not have to use antifreeze, any liquid will do.

DasBarenJager 06/12/2013

You can make a pretty good humane trap this way too, just leave out the liquid. Put some crisco on the sides and they won't be able to climb out. Check it every day though!

daytona955i 06/12/2013

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prehack 06/12/2013

Yep, we used this growing up. Fuck antifreeze though, ain't nobody got time for that, regular water works well enough to drown them.

frongar 06/12/2013

10/10 for creativity. Love it!!!

awesometism 06/12/2013

Not WTF, its genius.

Pladanimal 06/12/2013

My grandfather called this the "Stairway to Heaven" because he used to set up blocks of wood as steps to help the mice get to the peanut butter :|

greycoat_cap 06/12/2013

am I the only one that was disappointed this wasn't a crazy human version of the board game....

OrlyUCHeese 06/12/2013

There is a turtle trap version of this using a board on a wire. Use a chicken wire base in lieu of the bucket, and use 4" PVC pipe to create a ring the chicken wire attaches to. The whole things floats in a pond, and in a couple days can be loaded up with turtles. No bait needed as turtles will climb up it to sun themselves.

[deleted] 06/12/2013

"If it looks stupid but it works, it's not stupid"

moyako 06/12/2013

If you've ever lived somewhere and had mice the only way to get rid of them is to kill them, how does this belong on WTF?

BiigMe 06/12/2013

If you use anti-freeze, make sure your pets (dogs/cats) can't drink it -- it's toxic to them.

xampl9 06/12/2013

This is the Aussie version. Great for clearing out a shed of the buggers in dry season.

Greedeater 06/12/2013

Put ooze in the bucket and have your own master Splinter

Kuji_Kiri 06/12/2013

That's genius. It caught like 30 mice in the minute or so I watched.

kindredflame 06/12/2013

We use these at our cabin. They work perfect, we are in the woods and need to keep mice away from certain areas. There are two ramps that go up the bucket. We have even caught small minks in them.

mnpilot 06/12/2013

I'm from Mississippi and did this all the time, except the bucket was empty and my father would release them on the far end of the cotton groves.

No need to be cruel and kill them.

Didn't hurt the fellas, plus they had some peanut butter (works better than cheese) to snack on.

Geotis 06/12/2013

Put a bucket out and have some sort of thing for them to climb in and they'll just jump in.

I used to do this at my grandpa's as a wee lass. Though I caught them alive. I took them out into the woods and made a colony for them.

farfromahero 06/12/2013

We call that the "Wheel of Death".

(Real)Antifreeze stops the mice from rotting and stinking if say you have one of these setup at a place you don't go to a lot like a cabin.

So_Full_Of_Fail 06/12/2013

Alternatively you can up the scale and use a Playboy as bait, and you no longer have to worry about those pesky teenage whippersnappers stepping all over your grass.

ControllerInShadows 06/12/2013

I wouldn't really call this WTF. My wife's grandpa uses one of these in there chicken coop and its probably the most effective mouse trap they have.

cochice 06/12/2013

"If you build it, they will come."

Psandysdad 06/12/2013

Can we get a loop of this where a new mouse steps up each time?

BioGenx2b 06/12/2013

This is far smarter of a contraption than any of you suburban fools could manage

Im_gonna_rustle_you 06/12/2013

This happened accidentally with a home made rain barrel of mine. It was loads of fun dumping out the dead bloated corpse...

eno2001 06/12/2013

It's like wipeout for mice

mc-3 06/12/2013

This is actually a damn good idea.

Maskingtapeman 06/12/2013

How is this a wtf?? That's just epic engineering

omfghadouken 06/12/2013

You don't need antifreeze just water, they fall off can(or bottle in this case and fall in water and drown. Works quite well, never have to reset it

Thismyredditname 06/12/2013

Sooo I read this as "moose" trap instead of mouse... Was wondering how this would work... Thanks for a gif to prove I apparently can't read :/

ShabbyKittenRebel 06/12/2013