Wolf trap

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a preserved lobera in Monte Santiago, with statues of wolf and hunter

A wolf trap (Spanish lobera, Italian luparia) was a chase ending in a pit with trapdoor and stakes used by beaters in hunting wolves in medieval Europe.[1]

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  1. ^ Towards a History of the Basque Language José Ignacio Hualde, Joseba A. Lakarra, Robert Lawrence Trask - 1995 p142 "15 Cf. old B luparia "morass" (> modern luperia "landslide"), equivalent to Alavese Romance lobera "device with a pit and trapdoor used in hunting with beaters". 16 There are few citations of this word; the earliest is that of J. de Bela of Zuberoa "