The badger in this slide show was snared in West Sussex on 27th July 2002, and was only found by sheer chance when a member of the public trespassed on a game rearing estate. The badger had dragged a pole attached to a snare for a considerable distance. The snare came loose and then snagged on a small tree. The badger was lucky as he was held by the back leg and so we were able to release him back after being checked by the vet.
However, we were horrified to find after releasing him that there were over 20 snares set in the wood in which we had released him!
Several of the snares were attached to poles with the snare just wrapped around loosely. Several snares were on distinct animal (badger?) tracks. The bodies of two foxes with snares attached were also found.