- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A hunter in Alaska is suing a woman he says is responsible for springing several of his traps and hindering his livelihood.

The Juneau Empire reports (https://bit.ly/1QoM3Em ) that John Forrest is suing Kathleen K. Turley for $5,000 worth of damages for interfering with his traps on Davies Creek trail in December.

Turley’s attorney Nicholas Polasky told a judge Monday that Turley was rescuing an eagle ensnared in one of Forrest’s traps. He described her as a born-and-raised Alaskan who hunts, keeps animal skins and has no problem with trapping.

Turley said in court testimony that she rescued a bald eagle stuck in one of the traps and sprung others to protect people and dogs.

Forrest’s attorney says it isn’t up to Turley to decide where Forrest lays his traps.

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Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, https://www.juneauempire.com

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