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.

Scotland

Scottish SPCA
Animal Helpline 03000 999 999

England and Wales

RSPCA
Cruelty line 0300 1234 999

Northern Ireland

USPCA
Animal Information Line 028 3025 1000, caller ID required

 

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The contraptions and stink pit were found in a field in Oxenhope which held sheep that were about to lamb.

Various tracks were found among tall grass leading to the stink pit which contained a dead fox, numerous animal bones, skulls and feathers.

A report was sent to local Wildlife Crime Officers.

Type of snare

Legal

Where

Oxenhope, West Yorkshire

When

February 2021

Photographic evidence

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