Cat's leg rescued from rabbit trap after cruel prank

Video shows a cat's leg clamped in a rabbit trap while lying on the dirt ground  A gash of dark-red blood can be seen on the cat's right leg as it's being released  Such crimes warrant a fine of $75,000 or two years in prison, ACPA report WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

By Nic Pierre For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 22:42 GMT, 28 February 2018 | Updated: 04:40 GMT, 1 March 2018

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This is the terrifying moment a cat's bloody leg was rescued after being stuck in a rusty steel rabbit trap in south-west Melbourne.

The video on first shows an extra close-up shot on the metal trap which clamps onto the cat's leg.

A gash of dark dried blood can be seen on the cat's right leg as it is being released.  

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Horrifying moment a cat's bloody leg was rescued after being stuck in a rusty metal rabbit trap

Horrifying moment a cat's bloody leg was rescued after being stuck in a rusty metal rabbit trap

A deep laceration extends through the full width of the cat's lower leg.

The dark-brown coloured wound stains the cat's white-furred paw, indicating the cat was lying with it's leg clamped on the dirt ground for a long time before it was rescued.

Nigel from Nigel’s Animal Rescue told 3aw Radio the cat's leg had been trapped for 24-hours.

'It’s one of the old steel jaw leg hold traps they used to use in the old days to catch rabbits,' he said.

The injured animal appeared to be in a state

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