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Trap Incidents -- Stories from people throughout Nevada -
Pets and Unintended Wildlife getting Trapped

Releasing Traps
Sources: Reno Gazette Journal,  a local trapper, Nevada Dept. of Wildlife, TrapFree Oregon
  • Your pet is likely to be hysterical. Wrap it in a blanket or jacket. Have a companion hold the animal still.
  • Carry a sturdy pliers, a 10" hacksaw blade (you can wrap the bottom in tape for a handle), and a 12" bolt cutter. Carry these items especially in winter months when traps are set for furbearers.
  • If you cannot free the animal, maybe you can cut the trap loose from its line and carry it along with your animal to get help.

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Conibear Trap
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LegHold Trap
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Snare Trap
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