Qaqet Bandicoot and Cassowary Traps


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Traps are used by the Qaqet people to catch wild animals for consumption. There are a number of different traps for different types of prey, however, the two most commonly used are Bandicoot and Cassowary traps. Both utilize materials found in their immediate surroundings and are therefore the most common method of hunting. Usually a large number of traps are set at once, which are then periodically checked by the hunter, sometimes being left for days at a time.