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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Aug 06, 1996
Location: Jackson, Wyoming

Species: Other (wolf)
Trap Type: Kill
Incident Date: Jul 09, 1996

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

Legal Action: unknown
Result: Leg amputated after extreme tissue damage; wolf pup can't be released into the wild, so will live the rest of his life in captivity

Summary: Traps set by federal biologists for adult wolf in Yellowstone National Park instead crushed pup's leg. The trap was left unchecked for 2 days.

Source: Bozeman Daily

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