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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Dec 07, 2003
Location: Lacey, Washington

Species: Dog
Trap Type: Snare
Incident Date: Oct 29, 2003

Victim's Disposition: injured
Victim's Name: Smokey Bear

Legal Action: unknown
Result: n/a

Summary: On the family's regular visit to a small patch of wilderness near Lacey, Smokey swallowed a barbed hook, baited with meat and wrapped about a pile of wood. She couldn't move because the hook was embedded in her throat. The baited hooks were set for a coyote "bait station" and are legal in Washington.

Source: Star Bulletin

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