piège "bourré"

English translation: "jammed" trap

French term or phrase:piège "bourré"
English translation:"jammed" trap
Entered by: kashew

09:16 Feb 14, 2012
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: piège "bourré"
In the context of pest control (voles), I have this definition of a trap that is sprung but without the rodent being cauight as "bourré" - the full context: "Un piège est declaré 'bourré' losqu'il a été declenché par un rongeur qui n'a pas été pris mais dont l'indice de frequentation est materialisé par la présence de terre amenée par le campagnol..."

The context is so specific that I think it is the little pest who springs the trap by shovelling earth onto it and in that sense is 'packed' (my tentative trans) with soil.
Does this make sense?
Many thanks to all, in anticipation

Michael de Brest
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