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 total of six snares were found on the Pentland Hills in May 2023.

A stink pit with animal remains was also found in the vicinity.

Snare set on Pentland Hills

Stink pit found on Pentland Hills  Stink pit on Pentland Hills

Type of snare



Pentland Hills


May 2023