Another Victim of Snare Traps
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On Saturday, Jessica contacted us to let us know there was a wolf north of Duluth that appeared to have some wire wrapped around his muzzle. We contacted the DNR and began working with them to capture the wolf.
It's illegal to trap a wolf so we'd need to get permission to live-trap. Tranquilizer guns are highly restricted in MN and neither Wildwoods nor the DNR has one. Net guns are expensive and we don't have one of those either. What could we do? Conservation Officer Don had a catchpole and blanket, and began driving around the Lakeside area of Duluth with a Wildwoods volunteer who had spotted the wolf in the area earlier.
As the wolf made its way through Duluth, concerned citizens started calling 911. The Duluth PD finally caught up with him. He was near a well-used road and in the interest of traffic safety, they made the decision to shoot the wolf.
Our exam of this wolf’s body was heartbreaking. Part of a wire snare trap meant to catch small animals was embedded tightly around his muzzle. He'd not been able to open his mouth to eat. He was starving, and was a skeleton of fur and bones.
This wolf suffered so much because of humans. We so wish we could have helped him. WE NEED YOUR HELP so that next time, we can!
How can you help? First, if these pics saddened and upset you, speak out (and vote) against the cruel practice of snaring and other forms of trapping whenever and wherever you can! So many animals suffer so horribly from this barbaric “sport”. Second, consider donating to Wildwoods (link in our bio) to help us purchase equipment that will help us capture animals like this wolf from a distance. If we'd had a net gun, we could have caught him and removed the snare.
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