The RSPCA in Wales believe the wire snare broke best practice guidelines and may have been illegal.
The fox was freed from the snare, which was set at the foot of a tree and according to the RSPCA, was in breach of the Welsh Government’s voluntary code of best practice.
The animal charity was called to a country road in a rural area west of Cardiff where they found the snare entwined around the fox’s abdomen and back legs.
The fox was freed using pliers and later released unharmed back into the wild after veterinary checks.
Type of snare