A BADGER has been killed in a 'home-made' snare in Llanddulas.

North Wales Police's Rural Crime Team is investigating the incident which took place in a field near the Tan y Marian estate on Wednesday.

Snares usually involve a large loop that catches an animal round the body.

Police said the illegal trap would have endangered any animal that would have come across it.

Picture: NWP Rural Crime Team/Twitter

Picture: NWP Rural Crime Team/Twitter

"Sadly we are investigating the death of this badger in a home made illegal snare in a field behind the Tan Y Marian estate in Llanddulas since yesterday," police tweeted.

"If you have information please call 101.

"This snare would have killed any animal that sadly walked into it."