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

 

Watch Bill Oddie in Snares Uncovered

A man walking his dogs in Phoines Estate in the Cairngorms National Park, was caught in a snare which had been set on a vehicle track.

The walker, who was unhurt, discovered a second snare on the same track.

A live capture trap (pictured) was also found near the track.

Type of snare

Unknown

Where

Phoines Estate, Scottish Highlands

When

October 2021

Photographic evidence

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