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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Jul 06, 2010
Location: Staceyville, Maine

Species: Other (lynx, gray jay)
Trap Type: Other
Incident Date: Jul 02, 2010

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

Legal Action: Yes
Result: charged with violating the Endangered Species Act and faces fines up to $40,000

Summary: Trapper from Fayatteville, PA illegally set a trap and caught a gray jay, a protected species under the Endangered Species Act. He also trapped a lynx illegally and tried to discard the body

Source: Bangor Daily News

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