This device for snaring birds was called a tumu by the Ngāti Raukawa people. It was easier to make than the mutu or pewa, and was used in small trees or shrubs. The noose was attached to a double branch, and a cord tied to it led to the hidden fowler. Once a bird was caught, the fowler would peg the end of the cord to the ground. When all the snares were full, he would take them down and reset the snare.
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Reference: Elsdon Best, The Maori as he was. Wellington: Government Printer, 1974, fig. 79
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