April 21, 2013, Earth Day Told in person

I was hiking with a woman and a German Shepherd. The Shepherd stepped into a trap in the river. It took two people to get the dog out of the trap. His front leg was broken halfway up. A “guy” came by and asked for his trap back. The hikers refused and took it with them to the police. The dog owner had to pay the entire vet bill.

Doesn’t look like this “guy” offered to pay damages! Since passage of SB364, law requires trapper ID or NDOW registration number on all traps set on public land. And the public has the right to disturb a trap that poses obvious risk.