Lubbock CODE OF ORDINANCES - Chapter 4 - Animals

ARTICLE IV.  OTHER ANIMALS

DIVISION 4. ANIMAL TRAPS.

Section 4-30. Placement and baiting of animal traps in public places.

It shall be unlawful for any person to place or place and bait or to permit the placing or placing and baiting of any trap designed fro trapping animals in any highway, street, alley or other public place within the corporate limits of the city.  However, nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a city enforcement agent from placing such traps on public or private property as may be necessary to capture animals running at large.

Section 4-31. Steel jawed traps prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to place or place and bait or to permit the placing or placing and baiting of any steel jawed trap (commonly known as a "bear trap", "wolf trap" or "coyote trap") within the corporate limits of the city.

Section 4-32. Abandoned traps.

Any traps mentioned in this article found upon public property are hereby declared to be abandoned traps and any city enforcement officer is hereby authorized and directed to impound any such trap and process the same as abandoned property in accordance with the applicable provisions of this Code.

 

(Ord. No. 9485, 1, 11-14-91)