Animal Traps

animal trap
Creation Date:
ca. early 20th century
Accession Number:

These foothold traps, once set, were hidden under brush. A trap’s spring-operated jaws were triggered once a passing animal stepped on the attached plate.

Please use the following credit lines when publishing or using reproductions from the University of Texas at San Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures. Sharecropper Cabin Exhibit, UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures.