If you have any concerns about the use of snares, anywhere in the UK, you can share them with us on the SnareWatch website.

You can tell us if your pet was caught in a snare, report findings of animals trapped in snares, raise concerns about possible illegal misuse of snares or simply let us know if you’re worried about snares you have seen in a particular area.

A couple walking on farmland in the Wareham area discovered the deer caught in the contraption.

The deer was found with the snare round her neck, panicking, which made the wire tighter. Witnessing the deer thrusting herself into a hedge, the couple stood back as they realised their presence could frighten, and panic, her more. One of them left to get wire cutters, but by the time they returned the deer was dead.

Around one month previously, the body of a fox and fresh blood had been found in the same area.

Type of snare



Wareham, Dorset


March 2022