A gamekeeper has been convicted of snaring offences which left a badger caught on an electric fence by its head.
George Allan, from Skene in Aberdeenshire, was fined £600 when he appeared for sentencing at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Tuesday 2nd November 2015.
The 61-year-old previously pled guilty to setting a snare, failing to inspect it within 24 hours and failing to fit identity tags.
An investigation into the badger’s death was carried out by the Scottish SPCA and the Natural History Museum.
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