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 man walking his dogs in Phoines Estate in the Cairngorms National Park, was caught in a snare which had been set on a vehicle track.

The walker, who was unhurt, discovered a second snare on the same track.

A live capture trap (pictured) was also found near the track.

Type of snare



Phoines Estate, Scottish Highlands


October 2021

Photographic evidence

Live capture trap