Badger traps, property of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, have been stolen from Newcastle Wood, Ballymahon, Co. Longford.
It is understood that the theft – which is being investigated by Gardaí in Ballymahon - occurred on Monday, November 18th.
The traps were laid on Monday, November 18th as part of the DAFM’s TB eradication programme.
On inspection the following morning, the restraints – which are utilised to capture badgers for vaccination – were missing.
Anyone who saw suspicious activity is advised to contact investigating Gardaí on: 090 65-32303.