The desire for a well made fully functional snake trap inspired the creation of the Snake Pro Snake Trap. As a Nuisance Wildlife Control Specialist since 1982, I have used many snake traps over the years. The cardboard types are flimsy and usually collapse and stick themselves shut. They are susceptible to the elements and are not designed for outdoor use. Worse is that they are not designed to be used more than 2 or 3 times. The black plastic type trap does not open and it can be tricky to remove trapped snakes from this type of trap. Worse is the glue pads are not secured and larger snakes will make off with the entire glue pad. I have finally found a snake trap that works effectively, is suitable for outdoor use and is easy to use. Best of all it is affordable. As a Professional Nuisance Wildlife Control Specialist with 29 years of personal experience, I can assure you that the Snake Pro Snake Trap is the best snake trap on the market.