Bird hunting used to be a winter activity and was carried out with the use of a flat trap made from prickly pear cacti that grow at certain areas of Mani. The construction was very simple and consisted of a large prickly pear cacti leaf and some thin sticks. They would firstly clean up the ground and form a small cavity in the soil. Then, they would place the leaf sideways and stake the other side with the sticks, baiting one of them with a live worm. Placing the sticks required great mastery, otherwise the trap was useless. Apart from the prickly pear leaf, they also used flat stones.