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(Bear) Jaw traps in ancient China?


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Posted 16 August 2007 - 01:30 AM

Did the ancient Chinese have an animal "jaw trap" similar t Europe's Bear trap (rendered example)? The wikipedia article on animal trapping says the following:

In 1590, jaw traps started being used in England to catch poachers hunting on private land


The passage is uncited, so I'm sure that Jaw traps were created in Europe prior to the 16th century. I'm not saying that Europe influenced what might have been used by the Chinese or visa versa.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 12:39 AM

The chinese had probably already invented the Jaw Traps since warring states period (400-300 BC).

In the book by the chinese philosophy Zhuangzi "Zhuangzi's Forest"( 《庄子山林》), it was recorded 道:丰狐,文豹不免于网罗机辟之患 (fox, leapards, they all fall into the jaw trap trouble). This implies a form of jaw traps used during that period of time. The chinese word for jaw trap is known as Jiazi 夹子.


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Posted 20 August 2007 - 01:17 PM

The chinese had probably already invented the Jaw Traps since warring states period (400-300 BC).

In the book by the chinese philosophy Zhuangzi "Zhuangzi's Forest"( 《庄子山林》), it was recorded 道:丰狐,文豹不免于网罗机辟之患 (fox, leapards, they all fall into the jaw trap trouble). This implies a form of jaw traps used during that period of time. The chinese word for jaw trap is known as Jiazi 夹子.



Awesome! Thanks for the info.




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