Tomahawk Pro Series - Raccoon/Feral Cat/Armadillo/Ground Hog Size Animals - Model 608SS is a professional trap featuring an easy release door. This trap is the same as the Deluxe Raccoon/Feral Cat Trap with Easy Release Door - Model TLT608 but is made using stronger materials and professional grade specifications. The Tomahawk Pro Series - Raccoon/Feral Cat/Armadillo/Ground Hog Size Animals - Model 608SS features extra steel rods for reinforcement and a very strong wire frame. The mesh patterns are tighter lending the trap greater strength and preventing animals from reaching in or out of the trap. The easy release door makes baiting the trap and releasing trapped animals easy. ½ x 1 – 14 gauge wire mesh.
I had bought a Havahart 1079 and thought it was a flimsy piece of junk so I returned it. I'm glad I spent an extra $50 for the Tomahawk. It's heavy duty, the trap mechanism works great and because of the tight mesh I'm confident an animal can't reach out and claw me. I've trapped and relocated two possums so far.
I went searching for a new trap because the cats were escaping the one I was using. The cats were also able to reach their paws into and out of the trap, which had be worried for a number of reasons. They were also avoiding the trip plate that stuck way up. The Tomahawk pro series has solved all of my problem. Even a little kitten will trip this thing, nobody has escaped, and nobody is stealing food through the bars without going inside. It's the perfect trap, except for one thing. It is really difficult to get the rear door locked and unlocked because the clip is so small. I hope the company will consider making that clip a little bigger and putting it at the top of the cage.
Well made case - looks and feels very durable. Bought is to catch a raccoon family leaving under my deck. The first day caught skunk. The second day caught a big raccoon - must be _ 50 pounds. It was hard to transport it but the case worked. The only tricky part I've noticed is that the back door is made very secure - too secure for dealing with skunk and I was concerned about being sprayed while letting it out. For catching skunk (if you know that's what's happening vs. me being surprised by it), I recommend putting a stick to secure the back door vs. latch. In this way, you can open it more easily.