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Thread: Widowmakers, Salamanders and a cool new trap !

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    Wink Widowmakers, Salamanders and a cool new trap !


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    I'd only been hiking for about five minutes today when I came across this huge Douglas Fir that had come down and blocked the trail !

    It's Widowmaker time of the year here in the PNW so take care guys !







    I was packing my Breeden Taiga again today, wanted to test it out some more.







    I'd wanted to try out a new trap today, I think you call them Yoke traps. The ones I'd seen previously had been designed to be used on trails and relied on the animal pushing through to get caught. I wanted to come up with a way of using a baited trigger. This is what I ended up with :



    Sorry the pics aren't very clear, the weather today was just horrible and it affected the camera at times.





    A took a poor video of it being triggered, the apple fell off just prior to me filming and by this time I couldn't even be bothered to put it back on, this is why I like bait such as peanut butter that can be smeared on the bait stick.



    On my way back along the trail I came across this really pretty Salamander, she was a fair bit larger than those I'd previously seen, she still blended in so well that I nearly trod on her !







    What a cutie eh !


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    Boy I wish I had a new knife.LOL. Like the trap and the knife ain't bad either.

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    Good times Pit. Are the Chantrelles done out there? Shaggy Parasols should be poppin too.
    Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mewolf1 View Post
    Good times Pit. Are the Chantrelles done out there? Shaggy Parasols should be poppin too.
    Didn't see any Chanterelles this year, I have seen some Shaggy Manes though !

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    I saw a Doug Fir like that in Bremmerton that was nearly all Fat wood. I nearly wet myself.
    Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

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    Awesome pics, neat trap too. I hope that knife performed great for ya. Love the Salamader pics too.
    I would like to have been able to see and hear that tree fall. What a sight that would have been.


    Bryan

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    that's a cool looking adorable one.

    the trap looks nice especially you have an animal track (and who's using is).

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Cool pics as always. That's not a salamander its a newt. Looks like a rough skinned newt, which is highly toxic if eaten. Better keep misty and snicker away from it and if you handle it make sure you wash your hands.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rough-skinned_newt

    http://travel.mongabay.com/us/big_ba...0318-1521.html

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    Cool pics Pit.
    The skin on the newt reminds me of the handles on the JAB line from Kabar. Very cool.
    Rest in peace Bill. You are sorely missed.

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    Cool trap 'Ol Bud ! That knife looks sweet !

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