When I was 15-20 I trapped rats like mad. I had multiple years that thieves would get an entire run of my rat traps. I even made sure stakes didn't stick above the water. I think they just walked the entire run inside the run or something. Wish we had gamecams then like now. Now it's mainly my k9 sets that get robbed. Usually because they are full.OldMink said:Years ago I knew muskrat trappers who painted their traps in sort of a color code pattern to deter thefts. Fifty, sixty years ago there were a lot of trap thefts going on.