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2 Convicted of Bear Trap Tampering at Lake Tahoe

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A mother and daughter have been convicted of tampering with a bear trap at Lake Tahoe in an effort to thwart wildlife officials' efforts to capture the animals.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://tinyurl.com/nqq62tz) it is the first such case prosecuted in Nevada.
 
63-year-old Cheryl Ann Morrison of Truckee, California and 35-year-old Season Morrison of Reno each now face up to $3,000 in fines.
 
Incline Village Justice Court Judge E. Alan Tiras found them guilty Monday of obstructing or interfering with a state wildlife officer and tampering with a vehicle.
 
The two women admitted during a trial last month they deliberately tripped a bear trap set to capture a black bear that was causing problems in October. They said they thought Nevada wildlife officials had set the trap illegally.
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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com   (AP)
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