I read this thread and immediately felt an enormous amount of anger. These exact circumstances happened to a guy I went to school with back in the late seventies.
We used to ride trail bikes through bushland in our local area, often to the annoyance of local residents. We would be hunted down in the bushland and thrown out by Police (only doing their jobs upon a complaint). (Rather ironic that that same bushland was bulldozed and houses built) Anyhow, back to the story, Luke was riding his trailbike through the bush one day, he was the second in a line three. First rider sees the line strung across the track and ducks. Luke, close behind, didn't see the line and cops it striaght across his throat. The line penetrates his throat almost to his neck bones, doesn't (somehow) damage the major arteries but absolutely destroys his larynx etc. He nearly dies from blood loss there on the trail but somehow the two other riders control the bleeding and manage to get help. Luke, luckily, made it back to school about six months later. He has never been able to speak another word since that day but he's alive!
So, as I said, reading this thread brought back some pretty awful memories along with all that anger from so many years ago.
Tell you what, if these mongrels in Canada are caught, they should be strung up by their damn fishing line!!!!!!
It's hard enough to keep your eyes open for rogue tintops, but, you guys up in Canada, please keep those eyes very busy.
regards from 'Downunder'