On Friday, March 19, 2021 an active badger sett was discovered to have been intentionally blocked with rocks in the Cnoc na Moine area of Blackfold.
The following day, in a separate incident, a badger was found with a snare wrapped around its neck near Kilmartin and St Ninians, Balnain.
The badger was taken to a local vet but had to be euthanized due to its injuries.
Wildlife crime officer, Constable Daniel Sutherland, said: "Badgers are fully protected under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992. It is illegal to wilfully kill or injure a badger or, damage, destroy or obstruct a badger sett.
"This appears a targeted action to remove badgers from the area.”
If you have any information on these incidents you should contact 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.