CASKE 2000 - SURVIVAL

  Trapping Ground Moles 

(Large Pocket Gopher)

Mopan Mayan techniques for protecting crops in Blue Creek (Toledo District, Belize)

PHOTOGRAPHS AND TEXT BY JEAN-PHILIPPE SOULE 1999

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Trap Preparation

Heraldo taught us the technique used by his ancestors.

Why and how the trap works

A section of the gopher's tunnel is dug up, the trap set and covered over with leaves and dirt. An gap is left to let some light in. The Gopher comes to patch the hole. Gotcha!

Photos

How it works  ;  The underground setting   ;  Patching the hole  ;  Covering  ;  The trap is set

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