Trail cam reveals primary ‘suspect’ in damaged duck trap

A duck trap was mysteriously damaged and pulled ashore in Pennsylvania leaving a biologist baffled, until someone checked the trail camera.

Northeast Region Waterfowl Biologist, Molly Giles, found a waterfowl trap intended to help with duck banding out of the water and damaged when she checked it recently. The trap had been set earlier by Monroe County State Game Warden Bryan Mowrer who was attempting to familiarize ducks with the trap. It was left open and baited with corn.

One morning, Giles found the damaged trap out of the water and damaged. She contacted Mowrer about the incident and he checked a trail camera to find photos of a black bear pulling it to shore.

In the Facebook post from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the bear can be seen standing on its hind legs pulling the trap out of the water.

Monroe County State Game Warden (SGW) Bryan Mowrer recently set a duck trap on State Game Lands 38 for banding purposes....

Posted by Pennsylvania Game Commission on Friday, August 14, 2020

The post says that the “suspect” is still at large.


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