The injuries on this African wildcat’s left leg from the steel jaw trap included multiple broken bones, torn ligaments, bleeding, and swelling (note the amount of hemorrhaging and swelling compared to his other leg). This cat was killed due to his injuries.
The first caracal below lost one toe on her front left foot and two toes on her front right foot from a steel jaw trap.
The next caracal lost two toes on his front left foot from another steel jaw trap. Fortunately, we were able to rehabilitate both cats and eventually released them back into the wild. After their agonizing recovery we are happy to report that both cats were still able to successfully hunt natural prey.