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A dog was found wandering within feet of snares which had been set in an area popular with dog walkers in Scotterthorpe.

A local resident, who regularly walks her dog in the area, said they were on a walk when her pet wandered off and was found 2 feet away from the snares.

She explained that there are pheasant pens in the area, which is part of a shooting estate, where there is a variety of wildlife at risk of being snared.

The area is very popular with dog walkers who often let their animals run off-lead.

Type of snare



Scotterthorpe, Lincolnshire


September 2023