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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Jan 14, 2011
Location: Geneva, Illinois

Species: Dog
Trap Type: Snare
Incident Date: Jan 09, 2011

Victim's Disposition: injured
Victim's Name: Smoakie

Legal Action: unknown
Result: n/a

Summary: A 65-pound husky/collie mix was nearly choked to death by a steel snare trap during a walk with it's owner. The owner later went back to the area to post a note to the hunter letting him know that the trap nearly killed his dog and to get rid of the traps before someone gets hurt, when the man himself was caught in a separate trap. His boot triggered a 6-inch diameter, rusty-toothed claw trap just 15-yards from where his dog was caught. The Fire Dept had to cut the claw trap off of the man's boot. The dog is recovering, and the man was unhurt due to his heavy boots. There was a third bucket trap nearby with a piece of bait inside. All three traps were illegally set.

Source: Daily Herald

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