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Legis Tor Vermin Trap - OK0164
A cache on Southern Dartmoor
Owner: Brentorboxer
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Altitude: 293 m. ASL.
 Region: United Kingdom (UK) > Devon
Cache type: Traditional
Size: Small
Status: Ready for Search
Time required: 1:00 h    Distance to travel: 2.00 km
Date hidden: 24-04-2010
Date created: 24-04-2010
Date published: 24-04-2010
Last modification: 24-04-2010
4x Found
0x Not found
0 notes
watchers 1 watchers
5 visitors
3 x rated
Rated as: Good
1 x recommended
This cache is recommended by: Amberel
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Cache attributes

Long walk / hike  Available 24/7  Available during winter  Look out for ticks  Cliffs / rocks  Listed on Opencaching only  Hilly area  Point of interest  Nature preserve / Breeding season  Compass required  All seasons 

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Description EN

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.


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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Vermin Trap
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