Deaths included a peregrine falcon poisoned in the Pentland Hills outside Edinburgh, a buzzard shot twice in Lanarkshire, a buzzard caught in an illegal trap in Invernessshire, and a hen harrier caught in a spring trap
The device is known as a gin trap, or a spring trap
, and works by trapping animals by the leg with spring-operated serrated jaws, causing them to break their limbs as they try to escape.
It had been caught in an illegal spring trap
on open moorland between Aberfeldy and Crieff.
RSPB Scotland staff found the remains of the young female, named Rannoch, caught in a spring trap
in Perthshire that had been set in the open, which is not permitted by law.
The sport requires a person to fire at clay pigeons which are released from a spring trap
. Like her father, she was almost always on target, accelerating her love for the sport more than anything else.
In County Durham in December, a merlin was discovered caught in an illegal spring trap
I concluded early on that the good, old-fashioned spring trap
was the best choice for me.
When they approached the buzzard they found it had a large metal spring trap
attached to its leg.
If you have an asparagus beetle problem but don't have poultry, set aside a section of your asparagus to serve as a spring trap
In March, a peregrine crashlanded in a garden near Lichfield with its leg caught in a spring trap
In March, a peregrine crash-landed in a back garden near Lichfield with its leg caught in a spring trap
. It later died of its injuries.
We know that mice experience pain and empathy, and therefore they wouldn't like having their legs caught in a spring trap
. If we appreciate a mouse's point of view, we may choose to live-trap them and move them somewhere else."