5,000-year-old Leopard trap found in Israel
Published on October 3rd, 2013 | by Admin0
“They look like a pile of stones, like a cairn, and you need a good eye and also some digging around to realize what it is,” Porat told LiveScience.
To set the traps, people would have attached a tasty piece of meat at the end of a rope to lure the leopards or other carnivores.
“When the carnivore pulls at the bait the rope is attached to a slab door and it just closes, so the animal is trapped inside this carnivore box trap,” Porat said, referring to a door made from a slab-shaped rock.
Story: Tia Ghose, Live Science | Photo: Beverly Joubert