Told in person 2012: A group of hikers were horrified to come upon these trapped animals.

The live fox was on top of the Hungry Valley Ridge just northeast of Spanish Springs, maybe only 10 feet off the trail that runs along the top. Note the blood on the fox’s leg is from where he/she was trying to chew it off. That is where many of us hike. How can anybody call this acceptable?

Still alive,suffering in the trap (Courtesy Graham Stafford)

The dead fox was in the Virginia Mountains (I think that’s what the range is named) maybe 2 miles north of Spanish Springs Peak   We got there by going out Calle de la Plata east from the Pyramid Hwy. maybe 4 miles.

This fox has died in the trap. How long did it
suffer outrageous torture? (Courtesy Graham Stafford)