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[–]Twirlingbarbie 18.4k points18.4k points 2 (898 children)

The cat is like "oh well thanks, excuse my temper" after it got loose

[–]Apprehensive-Map-671 7897 points7898 points  (634 children)

It probably realized he was not in danger anymore. He looks so calm.

[–]lowtierdeity 6337 points6338 points  (607 children)

It seems to be in extreme pain, and probably very tired from anxiously fighting the trap for so long.

[–]whutchamacallit 2526 points2527 points  (478 children)

This was my take, looks injured.

[–]knightsofshame82 1360 points1361 points  (470 children)

I actually thought that the limping was minimal considering what it’s leg had been through. It put its weight on the trapped leg right away, no hopping. Why do you think it looks injured?

Edit: a lot of people are replying say that animals hide their pain, especially cats. I get that. I was responding to a comment that stated the cat looked injured. I was enquiring how it looked injured. Am I missing a tell tail sign? I get that logically it is likely injured, or in pain, but what about its actions after release makes it look injured?

[–]KinkyGCM 1029 points1030 points  (380 children)

Cats hide pain to the extreme

Edit: I got asked the same question like 7 times. If it weren’t injured that badly it’d run, this cats exhausted and in pain laying by a potential threat or even more likely a * reliable aid*.

[–]whutchamacallit 635 points636 points  (45 children)

This. And if it was perfectly fine it would have ran the fuck off immediately.

[–]Zero7CO 1812 points1813 points 22 (30 children)

Sorry to disagree. But most any type of cat in this situation, even if injured, will knock a glass of water off a table first before running away.

[–]BadUsername_Numbers 330 points331 points  (0 children)

"I'mma hang around.. hey btw is there a glass of water on a table around? Asking for a friend"

[–]Azzacura 117 points118 points  (8 children)

Mine always knock the glass off the table while runming away.

[–]FuriousGoodingSr 82 points83 points  (1 child)

"Ay boss I appreciate the assist. Got any expensive furniture I can throw up on?"

[–]LordCharco_iii 14 points15 points  (0 children)

"Hey take off your shoes, I have something for you"

[–]Hawt_Dawg_II 49 points50 points  (10 children)

I don't really think so. It's very common for any animal to catch It's breath after being released from a trap, especially jumpy animals like cats. He's probably been jumping around all night trying to get loose so it's probably exhausted, upon realisation that the human probably isn't such a big danger it decided to catch it's breath for a bit. It's paw should be relatively fine too, this looks like a teethles Coyote trap, those aren't that strong, they're not even meant to be able to break a cayote's leg. A bobcat paw is probably like 6 times as big as a cayote paw and the bone is at least twice as strong. Sure it hurt but it's like putting your hand in a sizeable rat trap, it'll heal.

[–]5willgetyou10 394 points395 points  (308 children)

I had a friend that had a black cat, Seabass (Sebastian) he got mauled by some coyotes came home in bad shape muscles showing and all so my friend's dad felt Seabass wasn't going to make it so he shot him to put him out of his misery. Seabass takes the bullet, jumps a 6ft fence, and comes back about a week later.

This was all after Seabass already did a feat I deemed impossible, trek over 30 miles across bodies of water even to find my friends new home across town.

[–]Sniskebisk 269 points270 points  (5 children)

1 week respawn time, 8 lives left

[–]mittemitte 62 points63 points  (2 children)

He would have respawned in 3 days if it wasn’t for that meddling bullet!

[–]Timely-Gate-5144 161 points162 points  (178 children)

That's terrible that he shot him!!! 🤬 There are so many charities that could have offered medical care or at least paid to put him down gently. PLEASE DON'T EVER DO THIS PEOPLE!!!!

[–]squirrelsnjewellery 213 points214 points  (49 children)

Not only shot him, but was so bad at shooting he didn't even hit the correct spot to kill immediately and instead only caused him more pain.

[–]ghettobx 113 points114 points  (47 children)

That’s extremely irresponsible, and obviously highly immoral. Most longtime hunters would very much look down on stuff like that… it’s disgusting behavior.

[–]DS4KC 76 points77 points  (48 children)

Often a bullet is the most humane way to put down an animal. It sounds like this example was most certainly out in the country so it could have been an hour or more to the nearest vet and if you know the animal is suffering and chances of survival are low then a quick and painless .22 to the head is probably best for the animal.

Of course this example also shows how unpredictable nature is and how resilient animals are so you honestly never know what the right decision is. Sometimes you can save the animal and sometimes all you can do is save it from suffering; it's often a decision that has to be made immediately and you just have to hope you made it correctly.

Unfortunately our shooter in the previous story was apparently a terrible shot so we end up with a rare and crazy story like this.

[–]Luuumos 13 points14 points  (7 children)

To add to this, being put in a cage and transported to the vet is (for all animals I know) extremely stressful, and doesn't seem like a nice way to spend you last few hours

[–]DragonRogsDrogDealer 33 points34 points  (21 children)

When my dad was 12 years old he had a dog named buck, sweet old dog, he got cancer, it got so bad that buck couldn’t even walk anymore, so my dad took a double barrel shotgun, took him out in the woods, put the barrel between his eyes and pulled the trigger, see that’s what you do when you love something, buck was in excruciating pain, and my dad took away that pain, he buried buck in the backyard, my dad grew up in the 70’s and 80’s and he was a redneck from a poor family, so he didn’t have the courtesy of doing it gently, 2018 July 17, I was 12 years old and someone poisoned my dog with rat poison, he was 5 months old he had foam coming from his eyes and his ass, I didn’t have the courtesy of saying goodbye because I was on vacation, my dad shot him in the head on the spot with a 9 millimeter pistol, his suffering was over, that I was happy about, I loved that dog.

[–]Hairy_Air 57 points58 points  (28 children)

Did Sebastian live after that ?

[–]5willgetyou10 122 points123 points  (25 children)

He did for a few years. Until one day.... Seabass ventured off per usual and never returned.... Rip

[–]Hairy_Air 113 points114 points  (20 children)

You know this is what i hate about some dogs and cats. I raised you, you little shit. At least give me closure by dying in front of me. My dad's dog tried to do the same thing. Went under a park bench and died, they found his body hours later and buried him in their garden.

RIP Sebastian and RIP Sheru.

[–]Octarex 16 points17 points  (1 child)

This could be a movie!

[–]P4azz 46 points47 points  (16 children)

Have you told your friend that his dad's a heartless bastard who's way too eager to use his gun?

This is real life, not some fucking tv show, where he's the hero for "putting the cat out of its misery". At least try to get the cat to a vet or anyone who could see to its injuries; what a fucking asshole.

Reminds me of my braindead farm relatives, who were honestly suggesting putting a litter of kittens we found into a bag and bashing them against the wall. It took all of my convincing to save the cats and actually get them adopted by people, rather than just fucking killed.

[–]5willgetyou10 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Whoaaaaaaaaaaaa that's some crazy shit right there. To be fair Seabass had like half of his skin and fur missing so I don't blame my friend's dad. This was a long time ago and both my friend and I have since then told his dad to fuck off.

[–]Yourewrongabout 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Jesus Christ calm the fuck down buster you have no idea how serious his wounds seemed. I love how you people sit in your cushy homes and judge the everloving fuck out of situations you weren't a part of and people you've never met or known. Get off your high horse dude.

[–]Fauxboss1 23 points24 points  (0 children)

In addition, he seems to be a fuckawful shot

[–]ponyboy74 15 points16 points  (1 child)

See my comment just above. The whole 9 lives thing comes from observation of unbelievable stuff like that.

[–]ponyboy74 24 points25 points  (1 child)

They can also take punishment, pain, without apparent notice that would have a person begging to be put out of their misery. And recover from the most god awful injuries..and fast. Toughest animals out there, IMHO.

[–]normiesEXPLODE 53 points54 points  (35 children)

Any abnormal behavior in a cat could mean serious pain. I don't want to link (and I regret searching for it as it was apparently more common than I thought) but a cat will pretend to be fine and chill with a literal arrow stuck through its body. Knowing cats, it probably didn't realize it was stuck and pulled at it's paw repeatedly injuring it further. Cats are really stupid when something is stuck to their body

[–]knightsofshame82 20 points21 points  (30 children)

Humans also have been known not to know when something has pierced their body. But humans and cat generally know when they have a sore foot.

[–]BrickDaddyShark 18 points19 points  (29 children)

I uhhhh, definitely notice when shit pierces me my guy

[–]AnonONinternet 28 points29 points  (10 children)

I think you're right. No way it is fractured given it' s mobility, 4 legged animals would favor the other 3 legs. If that rope is so tight where a nimble cat's paw can't even get out, then it is tight AF. The paw is probably numb from nerve compression, and sore amd contused from the rope. Shouldn't be any lasting damage

[–]iiEviNii 99 points100 points  (24 children)

It's not in pain - certainly not "extreme pain". She has a YouTube channel, and explains that the traps are padded and basically just held in place using the spring, not any sharp teeth.

She even puts her hand in the trap in one of her videos: https://youtu.be/jnpCuC87oW0

[–]weirdest_of_weird 68 points69 points  (30 children)

There is a coyote trap that is supposed to cause minimal damage to the animal...it doesnt have the teeth that most people associate with things like bear traps....if the animal is extracted in a reasonable amount of time, they can get away without any broken bones and the only damage to the skin will be from the animal fighting the trap....I'd like to be optimistic and hope that's what had this poor guy caught..and not one of the more cruelly designed ones...I don't trap, nor do I endorse it...just happened to learn about the type of trap on YouTube recently...I'm sure some people will defend trapping, but i dont think it should be acceptable nowadays

[–]indigo_mermaid 33 points34 points  (33 children)

These traps are outdated and fucked up

[–]Visual-Sprinkles-890 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I disagree those traps don’t do much damage at all. It’s stressed because it’s vulnerable.

[–]Fatty349 61 points62 points  (2 children)

I recently helped a powerful owl with a injured eyes and I thought it was going to be a really hard task getting it in a cage but it calmly cooperated like it knew I was helping it

[–]cool_breeze21 28 points29 points  (1 child)

If it was blinded, that's what did it. Putting hoods over animals heads is a very common tactic to calm them down. Also many animals will go past the freakout stage and go nearly catatonic.

[–]bitsofmetalpipe 513 points514 points  (86 children)

It’s an analogy for when my girlfriend realizes she was wrong.

[–]S1eePz 535 points536 points 2 (62 children)

Have you tried feeding it?

[–]Sardasan 202 points203 points  (48 children)

This. Works everytime.

[–]darrellg_ 78 points79 points  (44 children)

After suggesting 15 different food options and getting the response "eehhh, that doesn't sound good... you decide. Eehhh, nah not that..."

[–]Sardasan 101 points102 points  (39 children)

Nooo, you ask her to guess where you are taking her, and then take her to the place she guessed.

[–]Ifromjipang 51 points52 points  (27 children)

Or you could date someone capable of expressing their feelings with words like an adult.

Instantly inundated with "yOU mEaN DAtE a mAN?!" jokes, hur hur hur.

[–]TreeChangeMe 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I recommend cake. (But this is only from my experience which is uniquely her)

[–]arci93 31 points32 points  (6 children)

What are you talking about, she is never wrong.

[–]SlowCaveman 104 points105 points  (104 children)

Plot twist, she set the trap.

[–]Codename_Fluffy 120 points121 points  (68 children)

Wearing hunting camo and having something that appears to be designed for this exact purpose lends that theory a good bit of credibility.

[–]i_am_your_attorney 59 points60 points  (11 children)

My gramps had an old kitchen table top on his Jeepster for this. A lot of people still use bear and fox traps for trophy killing. Allows for a cleaner kill without sacrificing the hide.

Edit: I think it goes without saying that if he was carrying a tool to release live animals from snap traps, he was not the trophy hunter.

[–]LorazLover 19 points20 points  (12 children)

Probably not wrong, it’d be strange for her to know the exact location of the trap. She was probably out checking them. I hate trapping in the woods like this, it’s better in water ways where muskrat and beaver get caught so you don’t accidentally hurt animals like this. But she was most likely going for coyote or raccoons. Either way I hate this cruel shit

[–]tekko001 69 points70 points  (1 child)

Also looks like he's thinking: "By the way how do you taste?

[–]Wuntoothrie 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Nah, that cat didn't know what to think. The way he looked at her, his mind just exploded.

[–]AltruisticSalamander 8005 points8006 points  (510 children)

I love that this person owns a bobcat-freeing shield

[–]misterrandom1 2988 points2989 points 2 (49 children)

Don't you?

[–]Eternal_Recurrance 1121 points1122 points  (43 children)

He's a salamander

[–]Emperor_Cartagia 368 points369 points  (35 children)

That's no excuse, I'm a psychopathic alien tyrant from 240 years in the future and I have Bobcat shield.

[–]CyndaquilTyphlosion 169 points170 points  (21 children)

Big fucking whoop. I like turtles!

[–]Difficult_names 82 points83 points  (12 children)

I was going to guess that you were two pokemon in a trench coat or something

[–]imaloony8 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Never leave the house without mine.

[–]SlowCaveman 945 points946 points 2& 5 more (325 children)

Well if you’re an asshole that sets traps like this for any game that stumbles into it, some of which is endangered then you need something like that. Not sure why so many people haven’t caught on but this person or these people probably set that trap in the first place.

[–]maka-tsubaki 410 points411 points  (129 children)

Not necessarily; a lot of people who live in popular hunting areas go around undoing the work of unethical hunters who use traps like that

edit: just saw the comment with the link to the article. Fuck this lady

[–]retix 154 points155 points  (85 children)

A) trapping is legal, whether you agree with it or not. I am not a fan of it, but she (from the video) is not breaking any laws and is making sure to release the unwanted animal unharmed.

B) most traps used need to be live traps, such as this one to prevent killing unwanted animals (ie. People's pets, protected animals, etc.)

C) in my state, if you put out traps, you MUST check them every 24 hours, as well as having your identifying info attached. They also have a separate license and training course.

D) tampering with a trap and "undoing the work of unethical hunters" is illegal. There are some pretty stiff penalties for doing so

[–]admiralgeary 149 points150 points  (8 children)

D) tampering with a trap and "undoing the work of unethical hunters" is illegal. There are some pretty stiff penalties for doing so

When I was a kid the rural mail carrier set foothold traps in the ditch on the side of our rural dirt road, caught our dog while out for a walk. I went through and tripped all of them that I could find and threw them into a creek near there on the same road. My mom then saw him fishing his traps out of the creek and said something like "I thought traps needed to be further away from the road, you must have caught someone's dog"; we didn't have any more issues with traps set in our ditches.

[–]justlooking128 122 points123 points  (44 children)

Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it moral or right.

[–]cyborgx7 99 points100 points  (8 children)

trapping is legal, whether you agree with it or not.

they said unethical, not illegal

people who know they can't defend their actions on ethical grounds often retreat to arguing that they are allowed do what they do, even when nobody claimed otherwise

[–]MarxistPCUSA 16 points17 points  (3 children)

How often ya think people follow the laws perfectly? Or enforced perfectly?

And I'm still going to disagree with the actions of this person regardless of if its legal or illegal. I see trapping as unnecessary.

[–]AltruisticSalamander 39 points40 points  (144 children)

Yes well we all know that now after u/peppermesoftly posted it. At the time I made this comment he or she had not.

[–]SlowCaveman 50 points51 points  (143 children)

Yeah I just scrolled down the thread to see that. Glad it’s been brought up. This person is not an animal savior but in fact an evil torturous fuck.

[–]PullFires 81 points82 points  (47 children)

If she was a torturous fuck, she'd have left it to starve or die to exposure.

She obviously checks her traps often and obviously caught the wrong species.

Edit: confirmed. She was trapping coyotes when she inadvertantly caught a bobcat.

It's as if some of you people live in a whole different world that doesn't have predators slaughtering your livestock.

Coyotes are a fucking nuisance.

[–]TegridyFarmsLLC 53 points54 points  (17 children)

Get a dog. Get a fence. I hate that we view natural predators as nuisances and so justify destroying them for our needs. I grew up working in vineyards, coyotes would chew holes in the drip lines for easy access to water. The vineyards literally border a river, so they were just lazy coyotes. We spent a lot of time hunting for and repairing those punctures, but never thought to kill the coyotes. They were here first.

[–]Babatino 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I hope you have or plan to have children; the world needs more people like you.

[–]frizzykid 33 points34 points  (5 children)

Idk this is a little ignorant. It's all relative, granted I didn't read the article. Coyotes (and a lot of animals for that matter) often become problems because of new construction and tearing down old woodlands, and in that regards humans suck for sure, but people still live in these areas and coyotes can be very territorial. They probably won't attack a human but if they see a dog, cat or any small farm animals like chicken or ducks, they'll rip it up.

If she's just going into the woods to hunt coyotes for the thrill of hunting something bigger than a rabbit, its fucking dumb, but if she's just helping manage an unruly coyote population I don't see how we can call her evil. Especially given that there are plenty of hunters who would set a trap like that and leave them there or use it as bait for something bigger.

[–]Mountainminer 27 points28 points  (73 children)

Coyotes broke into my yard and ate my cat laughing while they did. They can fuck off and die.

[–]help-impoor 32 points33 points  (7 children)

Sorry that happened but outdoor cats terrorize the bird population for sport.

Keep your cats inside and they won’t be part of the food chain.

[–]PM-ME-UR-BUTT-PLZ 13 points14 points  (6 children)

Except they're more like handcuffs nowadays and if you love somewhere and coyotes or something have been destroying your livelihood you have to handle it...

Here's a video of the trap and how it works https://youtu.be/jnpCuC87oW0

[–]macaronisalad 22 points23 points  (22 children)

Yeah fuck them. They should just let coyotes kill their pets and livestock which can be their livelihood. Even though this trap is meant neither to kill nor maim and I know nothing about this subject, FUCK them amirite

[–]Gnagetftw 53 points54 points  (81 children)

That’s a great thing for this person to own, it makes you question why a person would have something like this if it didn’t happen often?

Is there a need for these traps?

[–]musicals4life 73 points74 points  (21 children)

She is the trapper who set the trap. She is releasing her non target catch

[–]dovakin123489 22 points23 points  (3 children)

How do you free your bobcats?

[–]peppermesoftly 6140 points6141 points  (913 children)

As it turns out, she set the trap. She was trying to capture/ kill coyotes and got a Bobcat accidentally.

https://klipland.com/video/brave-woman-saves-a-bobcat-from-foothold-trap

[–]child-of-old-gods[S] 1871 points1872 points  (49 children)

Thanks for sharing this

[–]dinochoochoo 1216 points1217 points  (48 children)

What a strange article. "Skye Goode is the woman in the video who is engaged in hunting beasts, especially coyotes, which have multiplied too much in the area of her place...See how a brave woman rescued a trapped bobcat from a trap. Will you also be thrilled with her help for a wild animal?"

[–]fatalwristdom 1100 points1101 points  (31 children)

It's like an AI wrote it after finding out a few details.

[–]dkramer0313 392 points393 points  (24 children)

a lot of articles on random small name websites are AI driven. AI is cheaper than paying a journalist

[–]huggalump 228 points229 points  (14 children)

which is impressive, considering that when I was working as a journalist I could have quit my job and instantly make more money by working at a fast food joint

[–]SGexpat 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Could also be a bad automatic translation.

[–]andre821 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Its feels like im being given a quest to increase my thrilled stat by helping her kill coyotes by pre alpha mmorpg npc

[–]vendetta2115 40 points41 points  (2 children)

It’s either an AI, someone whose native language isn’t English churning out articles for a thousand gifs or short videos a week, or a poor translation from another language. Possibly a combination of more than one, e.g. written in one language and directly translated to as many languages as possible to serve different countries.

My tin foil hat is telling me that the entire point of this post is to have people click on the linked article in the comments and drive ad revenue there. Probably not, but I’m always suspicious of articles on content farm sites like that.

[–]Bomboclaat_Babylon 587 points588 points  (259 children)

Ya, I assumed so right away, why else would she have that custom shield. Good to see the intent though, I went dark and assumed it was all to create a YouTube animal rescue video...

[–]LynxBartle 262 points263 points  (4 children)

I assumed she was actual rescue services and it was so.ebody else's trap

[–]Luxpreliator 212 points213 points  (252 children)

Meh, trapping is still a shit thing to do.

[–]sumbozo1 115 points116 points  (235 children)

Nope, fuck coyotes

[–]Reddit5678912 297 points298 points  (132 children)

I’m on the coyotes side. Fuck humans.

[–]norwegian_unicorn_ 237 points238 points  (45 children)

Idk man. From their perspective they're just roaming around being coyotes and we decided to build fences and have invisible property lines that they don't understand at all.

[–]CheesecakeIsntCake 180 points181 points  (5 children)

You say "idk man" and then just agree with what they said.

[–]CitizenPain00 70 points71 points  (20 children)

That’s true but when coyotes become to big in numbers I’m pretty sure it can threaten other species who may be in dire situations, I’m no expert though.

Humans are one of those species whose numbers threaten other species so perhaps we should trap and kill humans

[–]georgepennellmartin 40 points41 points  (1 child)

If there’s one thing humans are good at doing it’s setting human traps.

[–]Your_in_Trouble 35 points36 points  (7 children)

Humans kill certain animals in big numbers, which allows other animals to grow in number until it threatens other animals' numbers..

Big ol' chain reaction

[–]hulse009 45 points46 points  (49 children)

They break into fences and kill pets, and cause horses, herds and wildlife to stampede, doing huge amounts of damage. My family lost a dachshund and two cats to those arseholes, and they breed faster than rabbits. The farm next door had to repair their stables and hunt down their horses and sheep after coyotes terrorized the farm.

[–]frizzykid 38 points39 points  (8 children)

Probably because you've never had the displeasure of seeing one in your backyard ripping your dog/cat/chicken/duck limb from limb cackling while your dog yelps in pain.

[–]Odysseus_is_Ulysses 40 points41 points  (80 children)

Why? I don’t live in a country with coyotes, what do they do that means they deserve a slow death via a trap?

[–]Rossums 54 points55 points  (9 children)

They don't die via a trap, it doesn't even really hurt, just locks them in place, it's probably the most humane method they could have used.

Here's the same woman showing off the traps she uses by putting her own hand in it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnpCuC87oW0

[–]PurgatoryGFX 38 points39 points  (35 children)

They kill pets and farm animals, and also carry rabies. They’re a pest to anybody who owns a place in a rural area.

[–]LukeChickenwalker 24 points25 points  (21 children)

People say the same thing about wolves. Well, about the killing thing. There are only like two rabies deaths in the US per year so I don’t get the concern over that.

[–]sumbozo1 26 points27 points  (24 children)

Plus it's usually not a slow death. It's usually as quick as a bullet can fly. These traps, by and large, are operated by responsible individuals who check them at least daily.

[–]jwrizzle82 16 points17 points  (4 children)

No, it's not. Its for predator management. People mainly do it if they have livestock that is getting attacked by predators.

I started trapping raccoons 3 years ago at my grandparents farm and after getting rid of maybe 6 or 7 raccoons, we started seeing flocks of turkeys there like every day. Raccoons eat turkey eggs. I replaced the raccoons with turkeys. A much more desirable animal to live on a farm.

Think about it this way. Is it more humane to let animals be ripped apart by a predator, or is it more humane to kill a predator with a shot between the eyes that will dispatch him painlessly and quickly? My vote is for the latter, even if you don't have the resolve to actually be the person pulling the trigger. Its simply much more humane.

[–]sigurdtheone 105 points106 points  (143 children)

After seeing a few of her videos it seems like at least the trap doesn't hurt. (supposedly)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnpCuC87oW0

Couldn't find much on the why on Cayote hunting on her channel but some light googling will show mostly population control as a major part of it.

Edit: Clearly isn't fun or harmless for any of the animals involved, just trying to offer some context.
Edit2: u/ravenHR shared: http://www.avma.org/resources-tools/literature-reviews/welfare-implications-leghold-trap-use-conservation-and-research

[–]9BlindedByTheLight9 95 points96 points  (123 children)

We harvest coyotes, fox, coon, and dozens of other furbearers when the furs are prime and make fur clothing and hats to wear during the cold winter months here in Wisconsin. Our wolf season is not scheduled until November 2021, therefore I was required by law to release this wolf. Make no mistake, if we would have had an open season, I would have harvested it.

She sell the pelt of the animals she trap, mainly coyotes

[–]profpittain 105 points106 points  (54 children)

"Harvest" has a nicer ring to it than "kill and skin" I guess.

[–]anurahyla 23 points24 points  (45 children)

Disgusting

[–]Green_Lantern_4vr 17 points18 points  (36 children)

Yes but also, literally how much of Canada and USA was founded. By fur trade.

[–]arigold17 33 points34 points  (8 children)

Yeah I bet it feels great getting your hand trapped in it and then yanking on it for hours.

[–]Abyssal_Groot 27 points28 points  (6 children)

Yeah. I mean, I get that it is significantly better than the traps we generally thing about, but it is really gullible to think it doesn't hurt.

If you go to her channel you see the video of a trapped Grey Wolf. In the end he gets up and runs away, but you clearly see red in the snow and red snow on the trap. The wolf clearly hurt himself. On the other hand, at least he'll survive.

[–]peter-bone 78 points79 points  (145 children)

I find that unethical. These traps are very indiscriminate and the bobcat could have been injured.

[–]musicals4life 41 points42 points  (68 children)

They are designed to not cause injury

[–]peter-bone 35 points36 points  (44 children)

I know but the animal struggling to escape could easily still injure itself. Not to mention the mental stress.

[–]Miraster 38 points39 points  (32 children)

How do you propose we catch them then?

[–]LastLetter444 85 points86 points  (5 children)

With thoughts and prayers obviously.

These people are oblivious, don't mind them.

[–]ScowlingWolfman 29 points30 points  (0 children)

The goal is to catch and kill pests around the property.

It's grisly, and it's reality. Stress and injury are minor concerns by comparison.

[–]RiseNo483 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Imagine the mental stress and injuries of the pets and livestock attacked by the coyotes she's trying to trap. If you ever watched a cat play with its food, you'd know that nature doesn't give a shit about mental stress. That doesn't mean we maximize suffering of animals, but it does mean that we don't have to minimize it at all costs.

[–]build6build6 43 points44 points  (40 children)

I was wondering why she didn't try to remove the trap completely and left it there

[–]KeepMyEmployerAway 39 points40 points  (0 children)

"Accidentally". Can't really target a specific species with traps.

[–]tehan61563 14 points15 points  (27 children)

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Brave women saves bobcat from foothold trap she set her.

In our next video, check out this awesome and merciful serial killer sparing the life of a man.

[–]youarefartnews 968 points969 points  (4 children)

Ally gained, please present catnip and your servitude

[–]not-buckaroo 836 points837 points  (128 children)

Why do people use that type of trap?

[–]Which-Palpitation 902 points903 points  (78 children)

Bear traps are banned in most places, they have to be rubber now instead of metal

[–]AltruisticSalamander 556 points557 points  (60 children)

rly? That's great. Such cruel devices.

[–]Which-Palpitation 780 points781 points  (51 children)

Yeah they’re remodeled basically, people realized it’s fucked up to destroy an animal’s leg entirely so now they’re made to where the legal ones have to only be able to catch the animal without doing serious damage to its legs

[–]BrainTrainStation 469 points470 points  (49 children)

Always hated bear traps because of how cruel they are. This is actually a great change.

[–]Which-Palpitation 289 points290 points  (11 children)

Places sell the old versions but will tell you for legal reasons that you can’t use it, it’s more of an antique kind of thing. A lot of countries banned the use altogether, it’s a gray area in the states but they try selling you rubber ones

[–]Powerrrrrrrrr 252 points253 points  (9 children)

“Don’t use this ;)”

[–]rndljfry 435 points436 points  (6 children)

This bear trap is for tobacco use only

[–]prodrvr22 57 points58 points  (1 child)

“After dissolving the bear trap in a gallon of water, do not place the liquid in a jug away in the cupboard for twenty days, because then it would turn into wine.”

[–]Pindannon 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Lmao my thoughts exactly 💀

[–]Smanshi 45 points46 points  (10 children)

How do you hold a bear in place with rubber???

[–]costlysalmon 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Very carefully, behind a big iron shield

[–]Fluggerblah 46 points47 points  (0 children)

the teeth dont nevessarily make the trap effective. its more the force of the springs holding it shut, making it so the trap can only be opened with two hands and requires the operator to have thumbs

[–]Andre4kthegreengiant 34 points35 points  (0 children)

You have to obtain the hairy gay man's consent beforehand usually

[–]explodingtuna 20 points21 points  (2 children)

The (toothless) metal jaws clamp together, with rubber so the metal doesn't slam directly into the leg. But once the jaws are closed, they can't slip the paw out because there isn't room. Like handcuffs.

Basically, they went from iron maiden handcuffs to rubber-lined handcuffs.

[–]AccountClaimedByUMG[🍰] 35 points36 points  (3 children)

How else are the Eagles gonna win the Super Bowl?

[–]fletcherox 12 points13 points  (0 children)

You’ve got to put your leg back in the trap

[–]RandomBritishGuy 21 points22 points  (11 children)

https://www.reddit.com/r/nextfuckinglevel/comments/nx956n/-/h1dmf0s

The article says that she was trying to get Coyotes, hence why she had the shield already made.

[–]boydnessyo 770 points771 points 22 (111 children)

As a hunter i understand why people trap but dont do it myself. I see a lot of hate towards traps in this thread so id like to post what i know about trapping. First, these traps dont harm the animal believe it or not. If you stick your hand in it it want break skin, its designed to hold the animal in place not hurt it. Second, if you set traps you have to check them every 24 hours so animals that arnt supposed to be trapped are freed as soon as possible like this bobcat. Third, trapping is mainly used for predator control. In my state theyre mainly used for coyotes. Im not trying to sway anyone into thinking trapping is okay, but merely trying to explain that it isnt as "inhumane" as most people think. Before someone says theyve seem videos of animals having broken legs or ripped off feet due to a trap, i guarantee that person was using illegal traps with sharp teeth or didnt check their trap like they were suppose to and cause the animal to struggle the trap for way too long. In that case, fuck that person

Edit: thank you for the upvotes everyone! I really thought i would get a lot of hate and down votes for this post.

[–]chapterthirtythree 191 points192 points  (62 children)

I did not know that all traps these days don’t have brutally sharp teeth. Glad I scrolled way down. So if it’s designed to just hold the animal, what’s the goal? To come up and look it in the eye and put a bullet in its head?

[–]SketchyAnonCat 123 points124 points  (50 children)

If it's a population control of a predator then most likely, but I don't really see any other way to do it. I mean you wouldn't really want these dudes killing off all the other wildlife and breeding a ton and just infesting a place.

[–]boydnessyo 77 points78 points  (45 children)

Bobcats are pretty harmless. They dont travel in packs and they really only kill what they eat. Coyotes and hogs travel in packs and kill for fun. But even so trapping hardly puts a dent in those populations.

[–]N00TMAN 31 points32 points  (7 children)

Trapping is for predator control more so to keep them from encroaching on farms and ranches, rather than actually thinning the numbers.

Many areas have essentially an open season on coyotes and hogs because theres just way too many of them. traditional hunters are the primary form of population controls.

[–]boydnessyo 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Yeah traps with teeth are illegal in most states, and yes thats the design basically. It makes it so animals that the trapper isnt trying to thin out can be released with little to no harm; bobcats, possums, dogs.

[–]cadaver_drip 389 points390 points  (16 children)

Around 11 seconds in you can see the big fella starts to realize she’s helping free him

[–]gamer_abdullah 162 points163 points  (0 children)

Pure "Perhaps i treated you too harshly" energy.

[–]WolfeTheMind 35 points36 points  (6 children)

I believe that might actually be when it forgets she is there which is probably part of why the shield is so useful.

Not seeing you makes a tremendous difference

[–]Rent_A_Cloud 17 points18 points  (4 children)

You really underestimate animals, even if breaking line of site would make them "forget someone is there" the bobcat hears and smells the person behind the shield.

Animals are not at the same level of perception as babies...

[–]Khazzgobbo 107 points108 points  (170 children)

That was wholesome as fuck.

[–]Double_Minimum 212 points213 points  (132 children)

Laying a trap and catching a animal you didn't want to?

I dunno. Like glad it gets to move on (hopefully without terrible injuries), but lets be real. If this happens often enough that she has a special shield to solve this than maybe she isn't the most wholesome of animal trappers/

[–]zil0gg 25 points26 points  (31 children)

Someone shared a link to an article that she entry to catch coyotes this way, accidentally caught a bobcat. These traps are not nice to any animals. Sadly not as wholesome as it looks.

[–]TimmmyBurner 48 points49 points  (22 children)

This trap is fine. She literally has videos of herself putting her own hand in the trap.

[–]trailing_comma 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Notice how there is no blood and no serious injury? It's a rubber trap used to keep an animal in place until a person can get there.

You could put your hand in a trap like this, with no injury beyond (at worst) a bit of bruising.

[–]docnovak 93 points94 points  (10 children)

Looks like a Canadian Lynx, illegal to trap in my area, not a bobcat, legal to trap in my area. So this is pretty common practice here. The traps are safe, and we have to run our lines once every 24 hours. So any accidental traps, such as this, can be freed.

https://vtfishandwildlife.com/canada-lynx-or-bobcat-learn-the-difference

[–]Chili_Kukov 63 points64 points  (7 children)

What is she doing in the woods with an apparently purpose - built shield? I need to know more snout this.

[–]prophase25 68 points69 points  (4 children)

Releasing the cat. Probably had a camera on the trap and knew what to expect. Or came to check the trap and came back to release the cat.

[–]ThroughlyDruxy 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Or someone saw it and called her. She could be a park ranger or animal control and just has that in her truck. This might not be uncommon where she works/lives.

[–]lowtierdeity 36 points37 points  (1 child)

[–]ThroughlyDruxy 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I didn't say they definitively did. But I appreciate the source for what actually happened.

[–]jkranch 62 points63 points  (44 children)

This thread is full of ignorance.

[–]poiluparadis 46 points47 points  (9 children)

Clearly the cat was like thanks.. you are my fwend now.

[–]wenowlivein1984 39 points40 points  (2 children)

My need to pet all cats I ever see would definitely get me killed in this situation.

[–]peppermesoftly 27 points28 points  (11 children)

That beautiful cat is so completely humbled. I wonder what the story is behind this?

[–]cat-ass-trophy 19 points20 points  (2 children)

This cat now deserves a belly rub

[–]SlowCaveman 15 points16 points  (17 children)

Fuck trappers man. This shit is animal torture. This person setting the cat free most likely set the trap too. No kudos here.