Animal trap

  • US 8,881,447 B2
  • Filed: 07/09/2013
  • Issued: 11/11/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/14/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An animal trap comprising:

  • a hollow body having a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end, said first longitudinal end having an upper portion and a lower portion with a step being formed at the junction between said upper and lower portions, said upper portion extending beyond said lower portion, and said first longitudinal end having an entrance opening formed therein;

    said upper portion having at least one elongated slot extending therethrough;

    an external grip member extending forwardly from said upper portion and having at least one notch extending therethrough;

    said external grip member forming a brim around said upper portion of said hollow body at a first longitudinal end thereof;

    a biased restraint member extending through said at least one elongated slot in said upper portion and across said opening;

    a pivotal trigger member extending within said body between said first longitudinal end and said second longitudinal end, and,a latch means interconnected with said restraint member for releasing said restraint member when said trigger member is engaged.

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