fish trap

Fish-trap (Bedamuni: menabo atoosu). A conically-formed device made from small sticks of a thorny variety of vine, covered with vegetable leaves. The conical implement is to be filled with a small piece of bait, usually a kesoro (crayfish), and hung with the opening downwards in the water. After the other work near the stream is finished, the menabo atoosu is collected to see whether a fish has been trapped by the thorny sticks.

The trap is made ad hoc and thrown away after use.

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