A couple walking on farmland in the Wareham area discovered the deer caught in the contraption.
The deer was found with the snare round her neck, panicking, which made the wire tighter. Witnessing the deer thrusting herself into a hedge, the couple stood back as they realised their presence could frighten, and panic, her more. One of them left to get wire cutters, but by the time they returned the deer was dead.
Around one month previously, the body of a fox and fresh blood had been found in the same area.
Type of snare