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Mousetrap Monday: 129-Year-Old Tombstone Rat Trap Lays the Smack Down

A warning to all rats: stay far away from this antique tombstone trap... or you'll be sorry.

What's not to love about antique mouse or rat traps? Besides cool designs, they have a sense of nostalgia about them, giving us a unique glimpse into the history of rodent control. This antique tombstone rat trap, reviewed and filmed by Shawn Woods, is no exception.

At 129 years of age, this tombstone rat trap might be old, but boy, is it effective. The powerful spring clamps down with ferocious speed and force, closing the deal on any rat that's unfortunate enough to trigger this trap.

It's 'lights out' to the extreme.

If you're not following Shawn Woods' YouTube channel, you might want to check it out. How he finds these cool mouse and rat trap relics still has us scratching our heads, but the video reviews he posts are both intriguing and educational. We featured two of his videos recently, one being an antique choker trap (watch HERE) and the other a rare 1877 Eagle Claw trap (watch HERE).

Let's watch Shawn put this tombstone trap through its paces:

Any doubt as to the effectiveness of the tombstone rat trap? Definitely a lethal design that kills instantly.

Let this be a warning to all rats... venturing into Woods' barn after dark might not be in your best interest.

You can find Shawn's YouTube channel HERE.

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