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

A passer-by noticed the animal struggling in the contraption and released him before he sustained injuries or death.

Several snares had been found on the mountain at an earlier date. A mountain goat had also been found snared and was released without harm.

Type of snare

Unknown

Where

Binevenagh mountain, Limavady, N. Ireland

When

April 2022

Photographic evidence

Video evidence here

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