In Discovery Channel’s “Sons of Winter,” reality show trapper Shane Barks is digging in the snow for his trap set when he finds it the hard way.
Checking your trap set can be hard work, and it can also be deadly.
Watch as this reality show star finds his trap buried in the snow when it attaches itself to his hand, big time. Finding yourself in the dead of winter with your hand caught in a powerful leg-hold trap, all alone, can cost you that hand.
The worst part: the camera crew is not allowed to help.
Here’s one reality show trapper that’s got some experience in the field. Even though he could have gotten help from the camera crew by asking, he knew what to do. The wound he got was fierce, even through that heavy fur mitten!
Using that shoelace to cinch the springs closed was just the ticket. Knowing his traps and how they work probably saved his hand. Knowing exactly where the trap set was would have kept him out of the situation all together.