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 fawn, which was extemely distressed, was found struggling in a wire snare on the edge of a farmers field.

A local resident was out running when she spotted the animal, but didn't realise the deer was caught in a snare until he jumped up and tried to run. He was trying desperately to pull himself free from the contraption.

The deer had the snare round his neck and, at one point, also had his legs caught in the wire. 

The resident managed to free the animal from the contraption and, other than hair loss, he didn't appear to have sustained any injuries.

Other deer were seen nearby.

Type of snare

Wire - unknown if legal

Where

East of Millow and Edworth, on the Bedfordforshire/Herts border

When

July 2022

Photographic evidence

 

 

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