How scary is this? Having lived my whole life in an urban setting, I am not familiar with M-44 cyanide injectors, rat poisoning and recently dry ice (yes, dry ice) in NYC parks but not cyanide injectors*.
The family of a teenage boy sprayed by a cyanide explosive that killed their dog is outraged they weren’t told the device was planted near their home, the East Idaho News reports.
Canyon Mansfield, 14, went on a walk Thursday afternoon with his family’s 3-year-old yellow Labrador, Casey, on a hill behind their Pocatello home on Buck Skin Road.
“I see this little pipe that looked like a sprinkler sticking out of the ground,” Canyon told EastIdahoNews.com. “I go over and touch it. Then it makes a pop sound and it spews orange gas everywhere.”
The orange gas was cyanide, and it sprayed into Canyon’s left eye and on his clothing[…]
Canyon’s dog Casey who also ingested the cyanide was not so lucky. The yellow Labrador who instantly went into seizures died a horrible death.
*New Yorkers will know how well the dry ice works out once the weather starts to get warm. Just putting a note on my calendar to do a follow up post in June. 😉