How to make a footprint trap

Use a footprint trap to find out which mammals visit your garden during the night.

Illustrations by Alan Batley

Illustrations by Alan Batley

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1

Fold a large square of poster board three ways and make holes along the outer edges.

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2

Tape white paper onto the middle section, and put bait such as wet dog food in the centre.

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3

Daub non-toxic poster paint mixed with oil on cloth/greaseproof paper at the ends as ‘ink pads’.

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4

Tie the top together using cable ties, and check the paper in the morning for any prints.

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