Animal snares are wire nooses used to trap animals. They are normally classed as either a self locking snares which is illegal or a free running snares which is legal. But as we will see, many so called free running snares can easily become self locking snares, including the Code Compliant Snare with Breakaway.
The DB Snare is by far the most popular Breakaway fox snare, however there are a variety of similar designs, such as the Glen Waters Breakaway Snare. These are usually based on US snare designs but are not commonly used .
This fox snare is manufactured by AB Country Products. It was found to be self-locking in its original design, but has been modified to make it free-running. However, thousands of the old snares are still in use, so one to examine carefully to see if they lock. Visit our AB snare page for more info.
A home made snare that will either lock up or can be free running. Badgers have escaped from them, but not before scalping themselves. Many rabbit snares are home made and range in injury they caused to the trapped animal.
Although illegal it is difficult to prove it is. This fox snare is promoted as a Kill Pole Snare by some UK snarers on hunting websites. Apparently the aim is that the fox will get caught and then strangle itself as it gets wrapped around the metal pole in the struggle.