HUNDREDS of brutal hunting traps have been seized in an investigation into two private hunting estates in Sierra de Yeguas.
Environmental officers also found large quantities of poison after discovering three dead foxes and four dead mongooses close to the grounds, which are owned by the same hunting club.
Sniffer dogs were used to track down poisoned baits and officers carried out searches at five warehouses.
They seized more than 300 different traps and nets, as well as two bottles of poison and a large amount of white powder which has been sent for analysis.
It appears the animals were killed in order to stop them preying on the game, including rabbits and partridges, favoured by hunters.
So far two people are facing fines but the Junta is yet to decide whether criminal proceedings will be undertaken.
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