- "That mousetrap is a portable tool for capturing small animals alive."
A mousetrap is a specialized type of animal trap designed primarily to catch mice; however, it may also trap other small animals. There are various types of mousetrap, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
One example of trap is the spring-loaded mousetrap. It is a simple device with a heavily spring-loaded bar and a trip to release it, upon which bait such as cheese may be placed. The spring-loaded bar swings down rapidly and with great force when when anything, usually a mouse, touches the trip.
Behind the scenes
The Mousetrap is a weapon featured in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. It can be used to catch animals alive, such as snakes, birds, frogs, and must be used to catch the invisible Tsuchinoko. After being tripped by an animal, the trap must be recovered and baited again in order to be reused. Mousetrap locations can be viewed on the Map once placed, and can be recovered by crawling over them. Its weight is given as 0.4 kg.
- "A trap equipped with bait to lure small animals and capture them alive."
- ―Mousetrap description in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater