A young fox trapped in a snare near Fishguard in Wales was rescued and released by RSPCA in Wales.
The animal welfare charity was contacted after a member of the public found the fox trapped in a snare on a public footpath in the Gwaun Valley, near Llanychaer, on 6 October 2019.
The snare had been set at the base of a tree – which is not compliant with the Welsh Government’s voluntary code of best practice on the use of snares.
The fox was very distressed, but RSPCA officers were able to remove the snare without the need for sedation. The fox was taken to the RSPCA wildlife specialist centre, and following a period of rehabilitation, was then released near to the original incident location a few days later. He had sustained an injury to his back legs which healed following treatment.
Type of snare