Dog Trapping Incident | Gillette, WY
|Trap Incident Investigation Report|
|Date Occurred:||December 11, 2014|
|Victim Species:||Domestic Dog|
|Victim Outcome:||Lived, Injured|
|Trap Legality:||No ID=Illegal|
We were Geocaching in the Burnt Hollow Hiking and Biking Trail, parking off of Highway 59. The coordinates for the cache are N44 31.081 W105 26.394. We were about 1/2 way from the parking lot and the cache, when my dog started to scream! Less than 30 feet from the cache, one of his front legs was stuck in a trap- it was under a tree. Right next to where I stepped was another set trap. It took 2 adults to open the trap and free my dog. His physical injury was minor, scrapped skin and a little swelling. Walking was painful for a few days. The traps were old with no type of identification.