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 local was walking with her 15 month old Border Terrier in Longford Park in Banbury when the dog chased a rabbit into a hedge.

After looking for 2.5 hours, the woman found him deep in hedgerow with a snare tightly round his neck, choking in distress. The dog recovered from his ordeal.

Type of snare

Wire, illegal




September 2022