The U.S. isn’t liable when wild geese trespass

March 31, 2016

  • 28 Animals
  • 28k1.5 Animals as Property;  Status
  • 28k1.5(6) Birds and fowl

03-31-16.jpgThe United States, considered as private person, has no ownership, control or possession of wild geese, not reduced to possession, and hence is not liable for their trespasses.

Sickman v. U.S., 184 F.2d 616 (C.A.7 (Ill.,), 1950)