Systems and methods for animal trapping

  • US 9,814,228 B2
  • Filed: 03/16/2016
  • Issued: 11/14/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/11/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for capturing a plurality of feral pigs, comprising:

  • moving at least one portion of an enclosure from an open position that permits passage of a plurality of feral pigs into the enclosure to a closed position that restricts passage of the plurality of feral pigs out of the enclosure, wherein in the closed position, the enclosure cooperates with a ground surface to define an enclosure area in which the plurality of feral pigs are trapped, and wherein the ground surface extends continuously from within the enclosure area to areas surrounding the enclosure,wherein the enclosure comprises a release mechanism that effects movement of the at least one portion of the enclosure from the open position to the closed position,wherein the release mechanism effects movement of the at least one portion of the enclosure from the open position to the closed position upon receipt of a release signal from a control mechanism that is in communication with a display device, wherein the display device is in communication with a camera assembly and configured to;

    receive a wireless detection signal from the camera assembly; and

    transmit a wireless control signal upon receipt of the wireless detection signal from the camera assembly, wherein the wireless control signal corresponds to an instruction to the control mechanism to generate the release signal, andwherein, upon detection of a presence of the plurality of feral pigs within the enclosure by the camera assembly, the camera assembly transmits the wireless detection signal to the display device.

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