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A 'stink pit', with multiple rotten animal carcasses, was found in Dersingham Woods in Norfolk.


The mound of dead animals was surrounded by a 'barrier' made of small branches, which had gaps that would give any animals in the area access.

Snares were also set close by.

Type of snare



Dersingham Woods, Norfolk


December 2022