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A fawn, which was extemely distressed, was found struggling in a wire snare on the edge of a farmers field.

Snared deer in Bedfordshire

A local resident was out running when she spotted the animal, but didn't realise the deer was caught in a snare until he jumped up and tried to run. He was trying desperately to pull himself free from the contraption.

The deer had the snare round his neck and, at one point, also had his legs caught in the wire.

The resident managed to free the animal from the contraption and, other than hair loss, he didn't appear to have sustained any injuries.

Other deer were seen nearby.

Type of snare

Wire - unknown if legal


East of Millow and Edworth, on the Bedfordforshire/Herts border


July 2022