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I almost lost my puppy today while walking her along the abandoned railroad right-of-way south of Austin when she was caught in a conibear trap, a trap designed to crush the skull of the caught animal. The trap gripped her on her neck behind her head, and she was lying motionless. I managed to release her from the trap and she is fine, thankfully. Pet owners, be aware of these traps. Trappers, be aware that these traps are designed to kill whatever they catch. I was very fortunate to be close enough to my seven month old puppy to get to her before she was strangled; it wouldn't have taken more than a few minutes. If you aren't familiar with conibear traps, google them and go to the site showing a series of photos showing what they can do. After seeing my puppy in one today, I would never use one.