Deer killed in illegal snare

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a roe deer was found dead trapped in an illegal snare near North Queensferry.

Deer snare

We were alerted on Thursday (25 August) by a member of the public who discovered homemade snares within a small woodland near the Fife village.

An undercover inspector said, “The snares had been made from bike brake cable/wire and set specifically to catch a deer.

“With no stops on the snares it meant that the deer would have suffered an agonising death through suffocation and possibly suspension from a stone wall.

“It is thought the deer had been caught in the snare about two months ago

“Unfortunately our enquiries so far have not resulted in any leads.

“If anyone has any information that may help our investigation we would urge them to come forward. Calls to our helpline are in strict confidence and can be made anonymously.”

Anyone with information is being urged to contact our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

Dog rescued by the Scottish SPCA with new family

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