Model 403R Turtle Trap - Is a rigid turtle trap with one trap door for turtles up to 40 lbs. This trap is constructed of heavy duty 12 gauge wire mesh and steel rods. It is galvanized to provide resistance to rust and corrosion. It features a spring loaded trap door with a special locking system that allows it to perform well in water at any angle. It is strong, durable and will last for years. Bait this trap with dead fish or meat of any kind and secure it to the bottom of the trap behind the trip pan. Drop the baited trap into the water making sure some of it is above water to allow captured turtles to breath. This trap measures 32L x 18W x 9H and weighs 11 lbs.
I had suspected I had a snapping turtle in my pond because one of my ducks had it's flipper chomped which ended up costing me $700 in vet bills.
I anxiously waited for this trap and set it out and the first night I had a HUGE snapper. Baited it a chicken breast I let sit in the sun for hours and put it in a mesh bag and tied it to the back of the trap.
My only complaint is that I wish the back side opened because it was quite difficult to open the trap door and get the turtle out without getting bit myself. Also, a hook or clamp to attach your bait to would be handy to on the back side.