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snare

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1. a device for trapping birds or small animals, esp a flexible loop that is drawn tight around the prey
2. a surgical instrument for removing certain tumours, consisting of a wire loop that may be drawn tight around their base to sever or uproot them

snare

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Music a set of gut strings wound with wire fitted against the lower drumhead of a snare drum. They produce a rattling sound when the drum is beaten
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"Snares can't distinguish between animals and it is thought that around 40% of snared animals are not the intended target species.
Another clip shows a man shooting dead a snared fox then dumping its body over a wall.
Some say poachers who do not return to snared animals simply forgot where they set the snare.
The simulated wolf neck was 32.6 cm in circumference matching the mean neck size from 62 wolves collected from trappers; cotton was added to allow the snare cable to embed and absorb energy to better mimic when a wolf is snared by the neck, and to make it more similar to a moose leg.
Surveys reveal that four out of five animals snared are not the intended victims.
A GAMEKEEPER who snared four badgers and blasted them in the head has been fined pounds 3500.
A CAT owner has condemned "animal haters" who twice snared her moggy with horrific wire traps.
The same species were detected in bucket snares with hair snared from black bears and martens.