Deep pits with sharp stakes at the bottom, covered with a thin layer on top of branches and grass and hidden under the greenery, alert crossbows on the trails and incident logs with sharp thorns – this is an incomplete list of things that can happen in the virgin taiga even today.
Such traps are built for different reasons:
need of food getting in this way, unwanted intrusion into its territory of foreign hunting, poaching – as rare and valuable animals killed for hides, horns or tusks.
Keep from falling into a pit trap or quarrel in a difficult, unfamiliar terrain can only marginal attention. Every suspicious place, stretched cord or vine suspicious flat area of virgin forest, unnaturally hanging tree or log, better pass by.