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Traps can be set either on land or in or near the water. Some types of traps are designed to kill the trapped animal, and others are designed to capture the animal alive.

Bodygrip Trap: Designed to kill the animal. Used for muskrat, mink, and beaver.
bodygrip trap
Bodygrip traps catch the animal's entire body.

Cage Trap: Designed to catch animals alive. Used in residential areas for raccoon, skunk, and opossum.

Box trap
Cage traps also may be known as box traps.

Foothold Trap: Designed to catch animals alive. Used for coyote, fox, and bobcat.

Foothold trap
Foothold traps catch the animal when it steps on the trap.

Cable Restraint: Designed to catch animals alive. Requires additional training and certification.

Snare restraint or cable device
Snares or cable devices use a loop of cable to catch a furbearer by the neck, body, or leg.