Monday, January 20, 2014
Spent two hours chasing a stray dog with a coyote trap on his foot.
As you can see from the map, the area is farm land, with no place to corner him. We normally wouldn't chase down a stray like this, but had to get the trap off or risk him losing his foot.
After chasing him through several fields, we were joined by some neighbors, one brought a 4-wheeler, and the other a truck and a pair of guys with lassos. We couldn't have done it without them.
Turns out not only did he have a trap on his front foot, but a very large scar on his haunches and almost not flexibility in the left hip or knee joint.
Meaning, of course, that none of us could out-run even a two-legged dog if it's determined or scared enough.
I managed to catch some of the chase on video:
Moral of the story: always bring a dude with a lasso!