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7-year-old's shoe is caught in Conibear trap

Published 08/22/08

“When Mark Wells and his family get together at his dad’s home ... the adults like to relax on the patio while the kids go running off to the nearby pond to hunt for frogs. But last Sunday ... Wells was flabbergasted to see his niece carrying a metal muskrat trap with her blue Croc shoe lodged firmly inside. The 7-year-old told the family she had stepped on the trap on the pond’s shore. ‘It took three adults to get the shoe out of the trap,’ Wells said. ‘I don’t know how it didn’t hurt her.’”

This is just the latest in a long list of incidents where people and animals were caught in traps meant for other species. See the list of non-target incidents compiled by Born Free USA united with API.

Muskrat traps posing danger in Sugar Grove
Elisabeth Kilpatrick
The Beacon News (Aurora, IL)

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