|Snare for the Unwary|
Fox and Badger watching Pheasant leave
|UK Airdate||3 February 1993|
|Written by||Valerie Georgeson|
|Preceded by||False Haven|
|Succeeded by||Who Shall Wear the Crown?|
After discovering that Adder has been left behind on the farmland, Pheasant volunteers to go back for her to see his wife's final resting place. Sadly, he is discovered and shot by Tom Griggs the farmer. Fox sends Owl to go back for Adder and, after a night of hunting and travelling, the two return to the copse the next morning.
Meanwhile, after an evening of singing from Weasel, Toad and family of rooks living in the copse, the animals awake to find one of baby rabbits trapped in a snare. Luckily, he is freed when Owl suggests that Mole digs the snare out of the ground.
After saying goodbye to the rooks, the animals continue their journey and come across a wide river which must be crossed. Unfortunately, the rabbits begin to panic and Fox is forced to stay behind and rescue them, but their struggling makes it very difficult for him. Several of the other animals go back to rescue the rabbits and Badger tries to help Fox to the other side of the river, but they are swept away by a huge pile of driftwood and feared dead.
- This episode marks the death of Pheasant, the last appearance of Tom Griggs, Betsy Griggs and Bruno, and the first appearance of the rooks.
- The scene with Owl and Adder on the farm was cut from "The Journey Begins" VHS. This episode also overlapped into the "From Copse to Quarry" VHS, which began with animals leaving the copse after one of the rooks gets a bird dropping splattered on his head, which was the final scene of "The Journey Begins" VHS. On the "From Copse to Quarry" VHS, the last shot was also cut so that it could overlap into the next episode.
- In the shot when the animals are sleeping through the sun rise, the top of Badger's head is not white.
|Series and Episodes|
|Series 1 (1993) • Series 2 (1994) • Series 3 (1995)|
|Series 1 episodes (1993)|
|The Wood in Danger • The Journey Begins • Through Fire and Through Water • False Haven • Snare for the Unwary • Who Shall Wear the Crown? • New Friends, Old Enemies • Friends in Need • Whistler's Quarry • Between Two Evils • A Deathly Calm • Pandemonium • So near and yet so far...|
|Series 2 episodes (1994)|
|A Heroes' Welcome • Winter • Survival • New Enemies • A Joke Backfires • Home Is Where the Heart Is • The Feud Begins • Like Father, Like Son • Narrow Escapes • Shadows • A Time of Reckoning • Blood Is Thicker Than Water • Reconciliation|
|Series 3 episodes (1995)|
|Comings and Goings • Out and About • Water, Water • The Missing Fox's Friend • Tiffs and Tempers • Adventure for the Birds • The Long-Tailed Visitor • Scared Silly by Snakes • A Bigger Oink • The Mole Game • The Worst Kind of Hurricane • Homeward Bound • Bully-Bully-Bully|