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Pierson v. Post

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Bloomberg Law

Citation. 3 Cai. R. 175, 1805 N.Y.

Brief Fact Summary. One man chased and pursued a fox, but another man killed it and carried it away. A dispute as to who had possession of the fox arose.

Synopsis of Rule of Law. Mere pursuit of an animal does not give one a legal right to it.

Facts. Post and his dogs hunted, chased and pursued a fox along the beach. Pierson was aware of the chase, and he killed the fox and carried it off. Post claimed a legal right to possession of the animal, and the lower court agreed with him

Issue. Does a person obtain possession of a wild animal by chasing it?

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