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29-408. Taking trespassing animals into possession. If any of the animals mentioned in this act break free of their lawful enclosure, and trespass on land owned by another person, the owner or occupant of the land may take into possession such animal trespassing, and keep the same until damages, with reasonable charges for feeding and keeping, and all costs of suit, be paid, to be recovered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

History: G.S. 1868, ch. 40, § 33; R.S. 1923, 29-408; L. 1986, ch. 195, § 8; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Kansas annotations to Restatement of Torts, F. J. Moreau, 11 J.B.A.K. 291, 306 (1943).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Injury must be consequence of voluntary act. Maltby v. Dihel, 5 Kan. 430, 432.

2. Detention of cattle by person damaged; owner's right of replevin. Smith v. Woodleaf, 21 Kan. 717, 719.

3. Landowner may waive lien claim and sue for damages. Prather v. Reeve, 23 Kan. 627, 629.

4. Colt killed by mule known to be vicious; owner liable. Hill v. Applegate, 40 Kan. 31, 19 P. 315.

5. Damage action; bull escaped through fence killing another; petition sufficient against demurrer. Bates v. Alliston, 186 Kan. 548, 550, 352 P.2d 16.


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