A dog owner has spoken of her horror after her pet got caught in a badger trap.
Caroline Lockhart was out with her dog Peppi at Cavan Upper in Killygordon this morning when the incident happened.
Peppi wandered off the trail and into some longer grass and suddenly got caught in some wire.
It soon became apparent that the wire was actually a trap.
The wire was tied to a large chain which was tied to a deep stake buried in the ground at the entrance of what appeared to be a badger set.
Thankfully, Peppi only became tangled in the wire for a few seconds and Caroline was able to free her pet.
But she told Donegal Daily she hates to think what could have happened.
“A lot of people would walk their dogs up here as it’s a scenic area with walking trails.
“Peppi went into a grassy area for a nosey and the loop went around his waist. The more he pulled the tighter it got.
“Imagine if it had caught around his neck?” she asked.
Caroline took away the trap to ensure that any other pets didn’t get caught up in the wire and were harmed.
And she added “These couldn’t be legal. This is absolutely shocking. Thank God Peppi is ok.”