SOURCE Girl caught in trap while walking dog Written by Jason Zasky as part of Failure Analysis February 21, 2010 Krystle Morrow, 19, of Casselman, Ontario, walks her border collie Koby along the same snowmobile trail every day, a typically uneventful excursion. But this past Thursday afternoon both Krystle and Koby found themselves ensnared in foothold traps, from which she was unable to free herselfor her dog. So Krystle dragged the ten-foot, 120-pound birch log (to which the traps were attached) over a half-mile through the snow to get help. But when she got inside her home, she couldnt maneuver the log down the hallway, and was therefore unable to reach the phone and call for help. When her father Kevin came home from work hours later, he found Krystle and Kobyboth bloodiedsitting in the living room. He freed his daughter and the dog and then called an ambulance. Krystles two middle fingers were cut almost to the bone, says her dad, who reports that both daughter and collie are now bandaged and recovering, with Koby having spent a night at a nearby animal hospital. Im so lucky that me and my dog are safe. It could have been much worse, notes Krystle, who says she doesnt believe in the trapping of animals because its really inhumane. Concerns about the size of the local coyote populationand reported human-coyote confrontationsmay explain the traps. Kevin says the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is investigating the incident. According to the MNR Web site, to qualify for a trapping license, a trapper must successfully complete a ministry-administered course that teaches safe and humane trapping practices. Setting traps along a snowmobile trail would presumably not qualify as a safe practice.