TrapWorks Rabbit snaring guide

A traditional way of reducing large numbers quickly, or taking one for the pot.

Snaring has moved on tremendously in the last 30 or so years, thanks to professional snaremen who never stop thinking of ways to improve humane methods of capture, or catch rates.

The traditional small nooses set low to the ground have been replaced by large loops, set high. Through careful observation and years of trials we now have at our disposal the best snares developed to date.

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Rabbits cause an enormous amount of damage every year to crops, railways, nurseries, gardens, golf courses, run ways, motorways and paddocks, each rabbit can consume around £10 of cereal or equivalent crops every year and there are estimated to be around 40 - 45 million wild rabbits in Britain alone.

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The pegged breakaway rabbit snare

Snares should now be viewed as a means of capturing rather than killing its intended target, in fact 'cable restraint' would now be a better term for their use. Animals dead or alive should be treated with respect and humanity at all times.

At all times snaring and other forms of vermin/pest control are under strict scrutiny by both the government and animal welfare groups, to give ammunition to these people who disregard the need for population control in pest species would be disadvantageous at best. Remember, snaring as a form of pest control is in your hands, stick to the law, wherever possible show due diligence above that which is required and treat all captive animals with care and humanity.