I was leading a Sierra Club outing when a Jack Russell took off barking with enthusiasm and delight only to be caught in a baited trap.

I knew how to open the trap, but the terrified and hurt animal bit his owner before we could release him.

The outing ended then as we went back to the cars and Zero the dog went off to the vets in Las Cruces.

Previously I had taken a raven out of a trap south of Lamy, NM.