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1862 Mouse Traps Weren't Playing Around

Damn. They weren't playing games with pest control back in the day.

Here we see YouTuber Shawn Woods working with a replica of an 1862 mouse trap that was, for all intents and purposes, nothing more than a booby-trapped civil war-era musket aimed right at whatever unfortunate rodent or wayward big toe happened to trigger it.

After a short walkthrough of how old muskets were powder-loaded and fired, Woods puts the bad boy into action, showing us just how devastating this thing would be to any mini-mammal that happened to come across it. After absolutely incinerating a small mouse toy, Woods leaves it outside to show its trigger mechanism in the wild.

Armed with caps instead of actual ammunition, we see a skunk and a real mouse trigger the trap -- which fires the blank cap, scaring the crap out of them but leaving them otherwise unharmed. Rest assured though, these things probably popped a cap in more than a couple rodents back in the day.
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