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.


Scottish SPCA
Animal Helpline 03000 999 999

England and Wales

Cruelty line 0300 1234 999

Northern Ireland

Animal Information Line 028 3025 1000, caller ID required


Watch Bill Oddie in Snares Uncovered

We are adding each of the SnareWatch reports into a geographical area within the United Kingdom, so at some point in the near future these reports will be subdivided into categories. For now they are listed together in date order.

Fly-tipping and animal snaring were two major problems affecting woodlands around Wishaw.

Film footage revealed snares set near a pile of rotting animal carcasses, apparently set by gamekeepers in Strathnairn, south of Inverness.

Remnants of snares, posts and a stink pit were found among a plantation of conifers in the middle of Haworth moor, West Yorkshire.

Two lambs were discovered caught in snares on the edge of Haworth moorland, West Yorkshire.

In spring 2020, the Hunt Investigation Team (HIT) received a tip off from a concerned local that Moscar gamekeepers were targeting badgers.

A resident of Wiltshire found a snare while out walking.

A dog walker found a fox trapped in a snare in woodland in Devon.

A snare was discovered on a track popular with dog walkers in Northumberland.

Six snares were found near a small disused quarry in a field on the edge of moorland above Oxenhope, West Yorkshire.

A large quantity of unused snares were found in a pond near Cruwys Morchard shoot in Devon.

Man who described himself as the last fur-trapper in the UK said he should be allowed to continue his activities without fear of persecution.

A dog was caught in a snare on a waymarked walk on moorland above Skipness, Kintyre.


Latest snare reports

Young deer caught in snare in Bedfordshire

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

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Home-made snare found in Leeds garden

A 'snare' that was made with an aerosol and plastic string was found in a garden in the Seacroft area of Leeds.

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Fox snared in Limavady, Northern Ireland

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

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