A court date has been set for local pup named Snickers accused of illegally damming a river at Baxter State Park. According to the court filing, hikers came across Snickers building the dam on the morning of July 2 and immediately called park rangers.
“The park sits in a valley and we take flooding very seriously,” said park ranger Josiah Wembley, who responded to the call. “River management needs to be left to the professionals. Plus, you know, take only memories, leave only footprints, uh, paw prints.”
Representatives for Snickers called the charges absurd and vowed to fight them in court.
“I think we’ll get this case thrown out,” said Molly Parker, a lawyer representing the dog from the law firm of Cass, Cass, Cass, and Leibowitz. “Was Snickers swimming without a lifeguard present? Yes. Sure. We concede that. But that’s a misdemeanor at most.”
Via Alana Lucas.