April, 2000: Sunshine, a golden retriever,was caught in a coyote trap in Macks Canyon near Lee Canyon in Mt. Charleston while I was mountain biking and I couldn’t find her for 5 hours. By that time she had tried to bite the trap from her leg so much that she had to have 5 teeth surgically removed.
NDOW did nothing but send an officer up here and tell me:
1) I had to return the trap, but it was not identified.
2) Tough luck- 200 feet from a road that really isn’t a road (although it is county maintained, it is just a 4 mile dirt road that goes to nowhere- used for recreation in the mountains).
I made a stink about it and got coverage from 2 TV news stations. So that was the end of that. I have no doubt that it hastened Sunshine’s death later that year – Stephanie Myers