§ 92.17 TRAPPING.
   (A)   Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      TRAP. Any device, snare, artificial light, net, bird line, ferret, hawk, vehicle or contrivance whatever used to catch, snare, kill, or otherwise restrain the free movement of animals or birds.
      TRAPPING. The act of setting, laying or possession with intent to set or lay a trap.
   (B)   Unlawful act. It is unlawful for any person to do any trapping on city public property.
   (C)   Exceptions. This section does not apply to:
      (1)   Quick-kill trapping if the traps are designed to kill only rats, mice, gophers or moles.
      (2)   Employees or duly authorized representatives of the city, county, state or federal government acting within the course and scope of their employment.
      (3)   Teachers trapping for educational programs or scientists for the purpose of studying animals, wildlife or birds, which will be returned to their natural environment uninjured.
      (4)   Any law enforcement personnel or person duly appointed and designated by the City Administrator, while in the course of and for the purposes of wildlife management and control at the direction of the City Council. For purposes of this section, the term WILDLIFE shall mean wild animals or animals living in a natural, undomesticated condition, including, but not limited to: coyote, skunk, raccoon, possum, bear or fox.
(Ord. 13-03-01, passed 3-21-13; Am. Ord. 13-19-01, passed 12-19-13)