Queensland Police have issued a warning after a metal trap was found along a walking track in Brisbane, near a popular children’s play area.
The trap was discovered on Greendale Way in Carindale, after a Cavalier King Charles named Louis got caught in it and sustained bruising and soft tissue damage to her paw, requiring veterinary treatment.
Police only found out about the incident this morning, and now fear other traps may be around the area.
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“These traps can cause serious injury and would require immediate medical attention,” Acting Senior Sergeant Jorgensen said.
Sergeant Jorgensen urged anyone walking around the track to be aware, particularly around the large land parcel behind the unit complex where lots of children play.
Qld Police are now hunting those responsible.
“Members of the public who are caught setting mantraps can be liable to prosecution as it is a criminal offence under the Queensland Criminal Code and liable to be sentenced to three years in prison.”