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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Sep 10, 2013
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts

Species: Other (Skunk)
Trap Type: Leghold
Incident Date: Aug 15, 2013

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

Legal Action: Yes
Result: n/a

Summary: A man is facing felony animal cruelty charges after a male skunk was caught in a trap placed in a man's yard. The skunk was gravely wounded as he had attempted to chew off his own leg to escape. The skunk was euthanized. Traps were banned in 1996 and using them is a felong offense in the state.

Source: Mu Fox Boston.com

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