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Fishing Hooks Pose Dangers

To The Editor:

Thank you for printing the article on the dangers of fishing hooks to our waterfowl. I would also like to remind folks that these hooks are not only a danger to birds, but to all animals. Two years ago while we were walking the Lake Estes Trail, a triple pronged fishing hook became embedded in my dog Leda’s paw. Thanks to our wonderful fire department and Dr. Fish, Leda was okay. But this incident caused us major stress, pain and cost me $80 to have it removed. There are quite a few places along the trail where it comes very close to popular fishing spots so this could happen to any of us who use the trail. Please, if you fish, take extra care to account for these potentially lethal hooks.

Thank you.
Lora Bullock
Estes Park, Colorado

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