This is the horrifying picture of a rare golden eagle spotted flying with a TRAP on its leg.
Police and the RSPB have launched an appeal to find the predator after concerns were raised by a worried tourist who saw the bird.
The visitor pictured the raptor flying over the Crathie area of Deeside, Aberdeenshire on August 8.
Cops have released a disturbing picture of the first year golden eagle, a protected species, with what looks like a trap attached to its leg.
Sergeant Kim Wood said: “We would encourage anyone who has information which could help to locate this eagle to contact the Police on 101 or another relevant authority as soon as possible.”
The bird has protected status under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and is classified as an amber-list species under the Birds of Conservation Concern review.