A sign? Most dogs can't read. Why was the dog not on a leash?
Aren't dogs in the parks and trails supposed to be on a lease by law so
they don't attack each other or other pedestrians? Maybe they should have
posted a sign for wild beavers in the area then close the parks until further
notice. The dog owner was also in the wrong, and why is the state
interfering with wildlife in the park? And why is there a park in wildlife
habitat? Especially with wild dogs running loose? Maybe the dog went chasing a
beaver when he tangled with this trap, of which no ones has mentioned what kind
it is. I assume its not a spring loaded trap, they're illegal in urban
areas and much of the wild.Once again pet owners are claiming
deniability or accountability for their dishonorable act putting animals at risk
and calling them a pet. Should we also call children pets? We think less of
people than we do of irrelevant animals. Wild life, beavers, and parks are for
people to see and enjoy, not pets or other exotic predatory animals or feral
dogs and cats running loose. When you see something wild, its like a time
capsule of history.
Clearly, the city shouldn't pass the blame to the trapper. Both the city
and the trapper knew better. It's a park. People and their dogs and their
children go to parks. An incident like this is plainly foreseeable. Every
reasonable person should expect a city that places deadly traps near a park to
place warning signs near the traps.