By Beth David, Editor
Most people know that some types of animal traps are not allowed in Massachusetts. But even those that are allowed can have unintended consequences.
Last week, a raccoon got a rat trap stuck on its paw and had to be rescued by Fairhaven Animal Control Officer Terry Cripps.
“I never would have thought that I would be in a bucket truck 30 feet in the air when I started the shift this morning,” wrote Mr. Cripps on Facebook last Tuesday, 10/24/23.
He said a local tree service discovered the raccoon in a tree with the trap on its front paw.
“I was able to secure him on a pole and remove the trap from his paw,” wrote Mr. Cripps. “He was released back into the wild. He didn’t say thank you but I’m sure he appreciated it.”
Visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/trapping-information for information on traps.
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