Mother and daughter convicted for tampering with bear trap

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Updated: 11/07/2014 9:48 am
RENO, Nev. (AP, & KRNV) -- A mother and daughter have been convicted of tampering with a bear trap at Lake Tahoe in an effort to prevent wildlife officials' efforts to capture the animals.

63-year-old Cheryl Ann Morrison of Truckee, California and 35-year-old Season Morrison of Reno each now face up to $3,000 dollars in fines. The women said they thought Nevada Wildlife officials had set the trap illegally.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports it is the first such case prosecuted in Nevada.

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Denton - 5/21/2014 2:09 PM
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Yes, It was not the type of trap shown which in this case was not used. A large culvert-style trap was used. It's just a big steel tube with a sliding mesh door which closes and traps the bear inside of it. Just Google it if you want to see what they look like.

nubgnngs42 - 5/21/2014 9:30 AM
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The picture you use in your story cover page is the wrong type. Personally I believe you used it to cause HATE toward traps in general. It's this type of media distortion of the truth, that causes problems. Try reporting the facts and not make up things as you go along, to sell copy.

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