Ermine in Trap
FES Title: Ermine in Trap
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Date: 1904
Size: 0″H x 0″W
Medium: oil-crayonBR
Type: illustration
Published: Schoonover, Frank E. “Breaking Trail.” Scribner’s Magazine, May 1905: 576.
caption: A weasel caught in a mink trap.

Schoonover, Frank E. The Edge of Wilderness, edited by Cortlandt Schoonover. Toronto: Methuen, 1974: 97.
caption: A Weasel Caught in a Mink Trap; 1904.

Inscription: mr: F.E.S.
Comments: index; edit
Commentary: “Going the rounds of the traps is a routine that never varies, and yet it possesses an ever-changing interest – the chance of a catch, the hazards of the wilderness, the constant variations of snow and cold…” (trip diary)
Regardless of the captions given above, the animal that is caught in the lynx trap (known as a cabane) is an ermine. See #194 and #214 for further commentary.
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