Kokrajhar Museum

Kokrajhar Museum

 
 
Agricultural Implements

animal net trap

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Animal net trap

Zaal

Rabha

Jute or nylon rope

Animal net trap is a kind of net used for hunting or capturing small to large animals, especially deer, rabbits, hare, and wild boars by the Rabha community. It is also used by most of the ethnic communities in Assam for capturing animals. Earlier these were made of jute threads, however, at present; most of the nets are made of plastic ropes. As it is closely knitted, it holds a higher probability of the animal getting caught up in the trap leaving minimal chance for escape. This net is normally used to lay a trap in the potential area where signs of animal tracks can be observed. A group of hunters is usually responsible for chasing and luring the animal towards the trap. These kinds of animal traps are used not only to hunt for flesh, but for capturing animals which destroy crops and vegetables.