Trappers are in our midst  – April 7, 2009 Letter to Editor, Reno Gazette Journal

I recently witnessed a sad sight. A large, healthy coyote, trying to cross Vista Boulevard in Sparks near the new Raley’s. I say trying because this animal’s left foreleg was a bloody stump, missing at the first joint. In obvious distress (panting, limping, in broad daylight), this animal awaits a lingering death from infection and starvation. 

This animal was “trapped” in a residential area where myself and others walk their pets. Legal or not, I will find these traps and destroy them. Join me in action.

Mark Easton, Sparks