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 images shown here should give you an idea of the different kinds of snares you may encounter, and the types of animals commonly caught in snares.

Snare set by steep riverbank

Snare set by steep riverbank

Badger caught in fox snare

Badger caught in fox snare

Deer caught in fox snare

Deer caught in fox snare

Fox caught in fox snare

Fox caught in fox snare

Free running snare with stop

Free running snare with stop

Free running snare with ID tag

Free running snare with ID tag

Rabbit caught in a fox snare

Rabbit caught in a fox snare

Snare bent to become locking snare

Snare bent to become locking snare

Snare set on drag pole

Snare set on drag pole

Snare set on fenceline

Snare set on fenceline

Snare set under object

Snare set under object

Latest snare reports

Fox snared in Limavady, Northern Ireland

A fox was caught in a snare on Binevenagh mountain in Northern Ireland.

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Deer killed in snare in Dorset

A couple walking on farmland in the Wareham area discovered the deer caught in the contraption.

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Snares found in Gloucestershire

Several wire snares were found in a wood in the Uley/Tetbury area in Gloucestershire.

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