IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho hunting dog named Maggie survived getting caught in a snare trap meant for coyotes by remaining calm.

Idaho Department of Fish and Game spokesman Dan Kelsey says the 5-year-old Weimaraner's leash training likely stopped her from pulling against the snare and choking herself to death.

Maggie's owner, Leslie Soderquist, tells the Post Register ( in a story on Thursday that she took Maggie for a run on Dec. 28 along 35 acres her family owns next to a canal.

She says she noticed Maggie was missing and eventually heard her yips and freed Maggie.

Kelsey found four more snares, one about 75 yards from Soderquist's house.

Kelsey says the trapper received permission from another landowner and won't be cited.

Soderquist says she now carries cable cutters.