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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Feb 14, 2007
Location: Colon, Nebraska

Species: Dog
Trap Type: Kill
Incident Date: Nov 23, 2006

Victim's Disposition: dead
Victim's Name: Basil

Legal Action: unknown
Result: trap illegal - too large

Summary: Taking a break from preparing Thanksgiving dinner, caregiver took her 4 dogs for a walk down a country road. Basil ran into a roadside ditch and never came back. His caregiver spotted his limp body in a 220 Conibear trap; her husband, who retrieved the body, said Basil had died instantly when his neck was broken. The trap was illegal, being larger than legal limits as well as baited with a dead opossum.

Source: Omaha World-Herald

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