Solid enough trap for squirrels. They've been destroying our garden - not even eating it just snapping shoots. Really frustrating. Put up this trap yesterday and caught one this morning. The key to catching animals in these traps is how the bate is set up. Best to put the bate in something like a mason jar with the lid on, and poke a few wholes in the lid (that way the animals can see and smell it but not get it). I've used peanut butter and banana and caught several squirrels with that.