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 body of the deer was found by a hillwalker in Threestone Plantation, on the eastern side of Hedgehope Hill.

Video footage can be seen here.

A second snare was found 20 metres further along the track, which was located next to a footpath.

Type of snare

Legal

Where

Hedgehope Hill, Northumberland

When

January 2022

Photographic evidence

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