Fish and Game to hold rattlesnake avoidance training
Idaho Fish and Game will be holding a Rattlesnake Avoidance Training on August 11.
The trap awareness seminar is designed for anyone who regularly takes their dogs to the Boise foothills, other outlying areas and even the greenbelt.
"Most dog owners are unfamiliar with traps of any kind,” Fish and Game conservation officer Kurt Stieglitz noted. “This seminar will provide them with some very practical tools related to trapping, including the steps to take if a pet dog ever ends up in a trap.”
Stieglitz and fellow officer Brian Flatter will discuss the different types of traps that might be encountered including leg-hold traps, body-gripping traps and snares, how each trap type works and how to safely release a pet from a trap. Other topics to be covered include trapping seasons, areas to avoid while walking your pet, trapping rules, and what to do if a trap is encountered.
To learn more about the training day, visit http://www.snakeavoidance.org/.