By Web Staff
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Maryland (WJZ) — One of the three escaped zebras in Prince George’s County was found dead this week, officials said Thursday.
Maryland Natural Resources Police confirmed the zebra was found dead in a snare trap sometime this week. They are now assisting Prince George’s Animal Control.
Officials want to remind Marylanders that it is illegal to set or maintain a snare trap within 150 yards of a permanent human residence with the following exceptions:
-Traps can be used on state, federal or private wetlands. -Traps can be used on lands that qualify for agricultural assessment, timberlands and lands used for reforestation. -Body-gripping traps with a diameter of fewer than six inches can be used when completely submerged in water.
It is illegal to use, sell, possess, set, place or maintain a snare trap in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.
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