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Snares are a cruel and awful way to kill animals. Poachers set the deadly nooses on well-used trails and unsuspecting animals get caught around the neck or ankle, the wire pulling tighter as they try to escape.

Thanks to Big Life’s rangers, three animals won’t suffer that death, after a unit on a patrol discovered three recently set snares. The rangers waited through the following day and night, hoping to catch the poachers checking on their traps with an ambush, but no-one returned. The snares were thus seized and destroyed.

Snares can be cheaply and easily made and are widely used by poachers across Africa. The only way to find and destroy them is to walk the paths that animals walk, and that’s what Big Life’s rangers do, every day of every year.

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