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While walking with his dog through a forest in north Wales, a local resident heard a 'commotion' and was shocked to find his pet caught in a snare.

Dog with snare in woods in north Wales

The dog was trying to escape from the device but in the process was strangling himself. The man managed to free the dog and save him from any injury.

A wild animal trail ran through the area where other snares were found.

Type of snare



Bwlch y Gaseg, Cynwyd Forest, north Wales


April 2023