A few days ago my sister went for a walk down to the corner (1 mile each way) a couple of the dogs went with her like they always do, she got got back to realize one was missing (commodore) he's a Anatolian Shepherd Commodore mix, he's about 34" at the shoulder (as tall as our st. bernard). He's not one to run off and especially not when it's time to eat. So I jumped in the car and went down the road looking for him, it was getting dark and hard to see.
I called for him but I didn't see or hear anything.
We thought he'd show back up, but the next morning he was no where to be found, we went back down the road to a small (maybe 3 acres) wooded area, there is a old house basement and we thought maybe he fell in and couldn't get out being it's over 6' deep.
When we looked he was not there, but then we spotted him laying on the ground and he couldn't hardly move, come to find out he got in a tangle with a coyote trap, it was a cable snare that was tight around his neck, luckily he had a wide leather collar on that the noose went against so the cable wasn't against the skin. The poor guy was covered in blood because he had been chewing on the cable, I had a pair of pliers with me, but they where no match for the cable, I had to hurry back to the house to get cable cutters, then I was able to get it cut and let him loose. he jumped up and ran the 3/4 mile back to the house, he was limping pretty good because the cable also got wrapped around his front leg really tight.
We found a couple more traps so we cut them off and took them with us, I know the owner of that land lives out of state and who ever put the traps there did not have permission.
I hauled Commodore to the vet to get his mouth checked out, luckily he did not need stitches and he did not damage any teeth. He look pretty really bad, he was really swollen and his leg was swollen too.
That was a couple days ago and he's now back to his old self.
I went back down to the what was left of the traps to see if there was a tag number or something and everything was gone and cleaned up!
I don't know who did it, but someone got everything out right before the game warden showed up
Here are a couple pictures of him at the vets office