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Peel police investigating illegal snare traps in Mississauga park

Last Updated Apr 1, 2019 at 5:16 pm EDT

Peel police are investigating the circumstances surrounding several illegal animal traps found around the Leslie Log House in Mississauga. CITYNEWS/Mark Douglas

Peel police are investigating the circumstances surrounding several illegal animal traps found in Mississauga.

Eleven snare traps were found around the historic Leslie Log House in Hewick Meadows between Wednesday and Saturday last week.

The property is a public park near Eglinton Avenue and Mississauga Road that backs onto the Credit River and is popular with joggers and dog owners.

The traps are described as spring snares made of thin wire which makes them difficult to see.

Peel police say the traps are illegal to set and pose a threat to both children and adults as well as pets and wildlife.

The trails in the area are not closed but Const. Heather Cannon told 680 NEWS that a warning has been issued for the public to stay away from the trails while police investigate.

“Just let us have another look around and ensure that these are the only 11 that are there and if there are any more, we want to locate those and remove them safely,” she said.

No human or pet injuries have been reported, but one coyote was killed and another was injured.