TRAP AS SET.
long, a zingiberad, with richly barred foliage (Alpinia sp.), two or three species of gleichenia, and now and then an inconspicuous epiphyte, orchid, or fern occurred, to add variety to our route.
We were puzzled to-day by seeing horizontal bamboo-stems fixed in the trees over our path, but ^e eventually discovered that they were intended to serve as bridges or paths to rats or other animals, traps being set to catch those who were unwary enough to avail themselves of the convenient crossing.
A curious custom of the Dusun is to entrap and eat the common field rats, wild cats, and c., of tbe country. Beside all the little paths through the forest, near Kina Balu,
Wooden rat-traps (seeFig.) are set in the herbage through which the animals bave made their tracks, bamboo rat-trap, used by dusun, ^ form of this trap, N,w* B0RNE0#
slightly modified, is hung a a, Pegs connected by rattan for set-011 the branches of trees w^ng UdVliberalf^h^peg^
and. the bamboo forces c tightly down on d, thus securing any animal that has touched b.
Point for pushing in the earth.
*Ar the capture of squires, and other fruit-eating*A r the capture of squires, and other fruit-eating