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. Record the incident using our Snarewatch report form.


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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A woman in Burnham-on-Sea warned others to be wary after her dog got his head caught in a snare.

The dog (Max) was being walked along a public footpath on Withy Road in Highbridge when he got his head caught in a snare which was staked along a fallen tree. Max was freed from the snare uninjured but was very traumatised.

The barbed snare was set on a badger run with the loop of the snare at 'animal level'.

The area is very popular with dog walkers.

Type of snare



Highbridge, Burnham-on-Sea


October 2019

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