The RSPCA rescued a fox after it was caught in a snare in Teesdale.
The trap had caught the fox by his mouth and he was covered in flies.
The RSPCA said the trap had been set legally but it was on a public right of way and may not have been inspected recently – which is required by the code of practice. They thought the fox may have been trapped for some time.
The animal was in distress and was rushed to a local vet for a thorough examination. The vet confirmed the wound was superficial. The fox had parasites so was cleaned up and given treatment.
Type of snare
Barnard Castle, County Durham