After much testing in the field and studying Night Vision footage, we decided that we do not want a raccoon to have to grab a trigger to set the trap off. This is why the Alcatraz has a restriction pan that fires when the coon just tries to reach your bait.
You will find that the Alcatraz is a very easy trap to set, no tools needed. A kid can even set it in a very safe manner.
You will notice a door on the back of the Alcatraz. This door is shut when it is set to catch the raccoon, but can be opened to clean the trap or bait the trap.
This is a speed tool for any raccoon trapper. It is designed to stake in the ground and keep you moving to the next set location. You will not need to dig holes to stabilze the Alcatraz, that is what the stake is for.
The door along with a spring is what holds your coon, until you check your trap. We have decided that "leverage", not pure spring strength is best for our DP trap. This way the raccoon will retain blood flow to the paw until you check your Alcatraz DP trap.
Built like a tank and will last for years. Note: Additional shipping charges may apply on multiple dozen purchases to certain zip codes in the United States.