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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Sep 20, 1988
Location: Gila National Forest, New Mexico

Species: Dog
Trap Type: Leghold
Incident Date: unknown

Victim's Disposition: injured
Victim's Name: Pardeau

Legal Action: unknown
Result: n/a

Summary: In this national forest, the trap was placed on a trail near a campground where people often hiked. Pardeau was suddenly caught in the trap which was right beside the trail where people were walking. The woman reporting this incident had to hold Pardeau while his caregiver struggled to open the trap. Pardeau was in the trap for half an hour. When freed, he broke loose from the woman's grasp and in his terror bit her hands. She "was injured worse than the dog," and at a nearby hospital received five stitches and treatment for the numerous bites on her hands.

Source: Born Free USA incident report form

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