MyFoxBoston.com reports that snare wires have been strung across several mountain bike trails in Massachusetts. The Department of Conservation and Recreation has been posting warnings to trail users about these booby traps which have been set, notifying trail users that these snare wires could cause serious bodily harm, and I would add, even death.
So far the snares have been discovered at four different trail systems across the state: Franklin State Forest, Wrentham State Forest, F. Gilbert Hills State Forest, and Freetown State Forest. However, it would behoove all Massachusetts mountain bikers to ride carefully, as the perpetrator has not been apprehended.
Anyone who has information to help the investigation can contact the 24 Hour Environmental Police at 1-800-632-8075, or the DCR’s Park Watch Hotline at 1-866-759-2824.