Live traps are big and bulky and are hard to carry on a trapline. They are predominately found in urban areas. These traps capture the animal alive and unhurt. The animal walks into the trap and steps onto a triggering mechanism. A door swings down and locks in place.
This trap is used primarily to capture and relocate furbearers. However, in Georgia it is unlawful to relocate any species that can carry rabies, such as raccoons or skunks.