I could watch this all DAMN day.......Posted by Adasher1
Hahaha......... Awesome.Posted by Derekhy
Very cleverPosted by luhzon89
Made these back on the farm. Never used antifreeze, just water. Still worked.Posted by Steorra
I live in the country. We used to have mouse problems all the time. I used poison, traps, glue traps, everything. Nothing worked. I built one of these with just a 8 inch doweling and 2 nails and water. Works better than anything. Use water instead because you don't have to worry that your dog or cat will drink the anti-freeze.Posted by ScientiaPotentia
FUCKING GENIUS!!!!!!Posted by datmantj
Simple and efficient. Fucked up man.Posted by Locrian_DM
That's fucked up. How about cleaning your filthy ghetto house so the mice aren't attracted to it? That is infuriating.. Poor mouse..Posted by glassteeth
Minecraft players look at this and go "Cool spawn collector bro."Posted by Nukemarine
"If it looks stupid but it works, it's not stupid"Posted by moyako
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?Posted by BiigMe
If you use anti-freeze, make sure your pets (dogs/cats) can't drink it -- it's toxic to them.Posted by xampl9
This is the Aussie version. Great for clearing out a shed of the buggers in dry season.Posted by Greedeater
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.Posted by tampaflpsych
That's pretty creative lol, you could catch a shit load and not even have to mess with it for awhile. Of course that's a pretty brutal way to go as well. I say just let them drop and then release them in a room with your dogs/cats and let them have some fun hunting!Posted by Dyna82
awww poor mouse...Posted by flutterjack456
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 :|Posted by greycoat_cap
10/10 for creativity. Love it!!!Posted by awesometism
Not WTF, its genius.Posted by Pladanimal
am I the only one that was disappointed this wasn't a crazy human version of the board game....Posted by OrlyUCHeese
Was really disappointed. Thought this was a way to catch a redneck in some giant redneck trap contraption.
Sad day.Posted by cantwaitforthis
Poor mouse :(Posted by GeorgieH95
Yep, we used this growing up. Fuck antifreeze though, ain't nobody got time for that, regular water works well enough to drown them.Posted by frongar
Hello, James. Welcome. Do you like the island? My grandmother had an island. Nothing to boast of. You could walk around it in an hour, but still it was, it was a paradise for us. One summer, we went for a visit and discovered the place had been infested with rats. They'd come on a fishing boat and gorged themselves on coconut. So how do you get rats off an island? Hmm? My grandmother showed me. We buried an oil drum and hinged the lid. Then we wired coconut to the lid as bait and the rats would come for the coconut and... they would fall into the drum. And after a month, you have trapped all the rats, but what do you do then? Throw the drum into the ocean? Burn it? No. You just leave it and they begin to get hungry. And one by one they start eating each other until there are only two left. The two survivors. And then what? Do you kill them? No. You take them and release them into the trees, but now they don't eat coconut anymore. Now, they only eat rat. You have changed their nature. The two survivors. This is what she made us.Posted by prehack
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!Posted by daytona955i
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.Posted by DasBarenJager
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.Posted by yyx9
I dont really see how this is WTFPosted by DR_PHALLUS
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.Posted by chevymonster
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.Posted by LinearFluid
Take out the antifreeze and now you don't have to pay for feeders for your pet snake.Posted by Stagism