September 2, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Reno man has been fined $1,034 after being
convicted of two counts of placing animal traps too close to a public roadway.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports David Fulton said he placed the live box trap with additional snare traps near the South Valley Sports Complex to catch a coyote that killed his dog.
But one trap ensnared a German wire-haired pointer belonging to Jason and Amie Ruckman.
Amie Ruckman tells the newspaper she and her husband are not
against trapping, but that Fulton's actions put other pets and children in danger.
Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy says people
who have a problem with urban coyotes should call the wildlife agency.
Fulton was convicted Monday by Justice of the Peace Scott Pearson.
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