We had an emergency earlier in the week. Mr Remus was caught in a snare trap [we believe] and must have been trapped for somewhere in the region of 20hrs, before someone released him, realising their error.

He made it home, with a grotesquely swollen paw, gangrene had set in, or very close to it: we immediately rushed him to the vet, which necessitated an emergency call-out. He was treated with anti-biotics and fluids.

We brought him home yesterday, and he seems to be on the mend. It’s still touch-and-go as to whether he will have to have an amputation, or whether he will recover. He is a tough little bugger though, so we are hopeful.