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Legis Tor Vermin Trap - OK0164
A cache on Southern Dartmoor
Owner: Brentorboxer
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altitude Altitude: 293 m. ASL.
location Region: United Kingdom (UK) > Devon
type Cache type: Traditional
size Size: Small
status Status: Ready to be found
time Time required: 1:00 h    wayTo Distance to travel: 2.00 km
hidden Date hidden: 24-04-2010
creation-date Date created: 24-04-2010
last-mod Last modification: 24-04-2010
Found 4x Found
Not found 0x Not found
Note 0 notes
watchers 1 watchers
visits 3 visitors
votes 3 x rated
score Rated as: Good
recommended 1 x recommended
This cache is recommended by: Amberel
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Listed on Opencaching only  Cliffs / rocks  Look out for ticks  Long walk / hike  Hilly area  Point of interest  Available 24/7  All seasons  Nature preserve / Breeding season  Available during winter  Compass required 

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Vermin Traps were built to prevent stoats, weasels and other vermin killing and eating the rabbits.

They channelled or tempted the vermin into a granite walled container, where the trap would be sprung, capturing the animal until the farmer came to deal with it.

There are many of them in the rabbit breeding areas of Dartmoor, and are difficult to find, I have photographed a few which are on waymarking dot com.

This excellent website gives diagrams of the workings of the vermin trap.

http://www.legendarydartmoor.co.uk/rabb_warr.htm

 

The Vermin trap is just below the cache, look for an oblong stone with three holes, notice under the stone the channel where the vermin were trapped.

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