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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Dec 15, 2005
Location: Silver City, New Mexico

Species: Other (bobcat )
Trap Type: Leghold
Incident Date: Dec 13, 2005

Victim's Disposition: dead
Victim's Name: unknown

Legal Action: unknown
Result: euthanized after paw almost severed

Summary: A local resident found the young adult bobcat on his 4-acre property, hiding under a bush. On the end of the chain opposite the trap, the prongs that are designed to secure the trap had obviously come loose from whatever it had been attached to, and became hung up in a chain near the man's driveway. A Game and Fish officer speculated that the bobcat may have been walking down the paved street, dragging the trap, and spooked by a car darted for the driveway.

Source: Silver City Sun News

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