RSPCA investigates after fox caught in illegal trap in Maldon

RSPCA investigates after fox caught in illegal trap in Maldon

RSPCA investigates after fox caught in illegal trap in Maldon

First published in News

A fox caught in an illegal trap has prompted an investigation by the RSPCA.

The wild animal was found in Plume Avenue, Maldon, with his back leg caught in a duke coil spring trap.

The RSPCA was called on Sunday, June 1 and managed to release the animal, but it had to be put down due to severe injuries.

Inspector Steve Craddock said: “These traps are lethal and can cause horrific injuries - there is a reason why they are illegal.

“This poor fox’s hind leg was horribly mangled and he would have suffered a great deal of pain - there sadly was no way of saving him.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 0300 1238018.

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1:24pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Madamejane says...

Please let the RSPCA find the morons who did this to the poor fox, what next a dog or even a child getting caught in this barbaric thing! If they are caught, which I very much doubt, see how they would like their leg trapped in it!
Please let the RSPCA find the morons who did this to the poor fox, what next a dog or even a child getting caught in this barbaric thing! If they are caught, which I very much doubt, see how they would like their leg trapped in it! Madamejane
  • Score: 9

8:07am Fri 13 Jun 14

Regbluebottle says...

Never mind the RSPCA what are Essex Police doing about this? Probably nothing whatsoever.
Never mind the RSPCA what are Essex Police doing about this? Probably nothing whatsoever. Regbluebottle
  • Score: 3

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