Louisville man accused of illegally trapping, killing squirrels

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 24, 2012 at 4:07 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Louisville man is facing criminal charges after police said he was illegally trapping squirrels.

Police said 57-year-old Wendell Hawkins trapped squirrels and then put the trap in to a water-filled trash can, causing the squirrels to drown.

Apparently someone witnessed Hawkins doing it and called police. Investigators said they found a drowned squirrel in Hawkins' trash can.

Hawkins is charged with animal cruelty, hunting and trapping without a license and hunting out of season.
 

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