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A cat arrived home in Witney, Oxfordshire, with a home-made wire snare round his neck.

Home-made wire snare

This was the second time in four months he had been caught in a snare.

A local resident reported: "My cat has twice come home with a snare around his neck. The one today was extremely tight, he was lucky to get home to me".

Both incidents were reported to the police and residents in the area were warned about the contraptions.

Type of snare

Illegal. Home-made


Witney, Oxfordshire


January 2023