13. Wild animals killed by trespasser.

The absolute property which the owner or occupier of land, or the grantee of the privilege, has in dead animals ferae naturae is not confined to animals killed by him or his agents, and if the animals are killed by a trespasser, the trespasser has no property in them1, and a claim for conversion will lie against him2. Thus where poachers take rabbits, sell them, and send them away by rail, the servants of the owner of the land are justified in following them up and taking possession of them from the purchaser