A man has been arrested for setting illegal bird traps in the Sierra de las Filabres after a tip-off from a concerned citizen.
Environmental rangers found ten different home-made traps in a place indicated by the whistle-blower, and lay in wait until the poacher returned to check his traps. Inside his vehicle police found materials used in setting the traps for the small song birds, as well as box containing insects used as bait in the traps.
Birds are attracted by the movement of the insects into venturing inside the traps, at which moment the door slams shut. Such traps are expressly prohibited by the Law.