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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Dec 19, 2004
Location: Legionier Valley, Pennsylvania

Species: Other (black bear cub)
Trap Type: Other
Incident Date: Dec 01, 2004

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

Legal Action: unknown
Result: n/a

Summary: A high school junior reported catching a 60-pound black bear cub a trap set for fox. After hearing snarling noises in the woods behind his home, he found the bear in the trap and called the Pennsylvania Game Commission, who came to the scene and tranquilized the bear and released it into the woods. (2 or 3 bear cubs are caught by traps every year in Pennsylvania.)

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune Review

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