SnareWatch is an information-sharing and reporting facility about snaring in the UK.

Found a snare?

If there is a live animal in the snare call the relevant animal welfare charity. We do not advise trying to release an animal yourself as the animal could be injured and require medical attention.


Scottish SPCA
Animal Helpline 03000 999 999

England and Wales

Cruelty line 0300 1234 999

Northern Ireland

Animal Information Line 028 3025 1000, caller ID required

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Snaring reports

Snares found near badger run in Wiltshire

A dog walker found snares which were set near a badger run in Amesbury, Wiltshire.

He stated:  “I spotted a set snare next to farm land fence. Then walking further another snare was set on what I believe is a badger run going into a wood line.

“They were both staked into the ground and hadn’t trapped any animals at this time.”

The snares were set close to popular walking and bridle paths.

Type of snare



Amesbury, Wiltshire


April 2017


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