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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Apr 17, 2012
Location: Washington DC, Washington, D.C.

Species: Other (Raccoon)
Trap Type: Leghold
Incident Date: Apr 07, 2012

Victim's Disposition: dead
Victim's Name: unknown

Legal Action: unknown
Result: n/a

Summary: On April 7th, 2012, a raccoon was found with his front leg caught in a steel jaw leghold trap. The raccoon was initially seen caught in this trapon April 4th. The trap had broken the bones in the animal's leg and in an attempt to remove himself, the raccoon chewed his own leg to the bone. The trap was set illegally and the trapper is unknown. The raccoon had to be euthanized.

Source: WA Humane Society

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