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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Dec 05, 2008
Location: Vernon Hills , Illinois

Species: Dog
Trap Type: Kill
Incident Date: Nov 15, 2008

Victim's Disposition: dead
Victim's Name: Rupert

Legal Action: Yes
Result: inconclusive police investigation

Summary: A man walked his dog beside the greens of a golf course when he let the dog off his leash. Rupert suddenly darted into the woods. Then the man heard an excruciating howl, and found Rupert "flopping around" with his head in the trap. The trap was tethered to the ground and the man could not get it free. The trap was baited with fish oil. Police responded quickly, but the dog was dead. It took three men to pry the springs open to release Rupert. A police investigation has been inconclusive.

Source: Lake County News-Sun

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