Leg traps set near children's play area in Brisbane

Queensland police are worried children and pets could be hurt by metal traps.

The warnings come after a dog was caught in a trap near a popular children's play area in Brisbane.

The trap was set up on Greendale Way in Carindale, and police fear more may have been placed around the play area and walking track.

In September 2017 a Cavalier King Charles named Louis was snared in a trap, damaging her paw.

Acting Senior Sergeant Brendan Jorgensen said police only found out about the incident this morning.

'These traps can cause serious injure and would require immediate medical attention', he said.

Jorgensen warned, 'Traps are extremely dangerous and can cause serious injury to animals'.

Police are looking for the person who set the trap.

It is an offence under Queensland law for members of the public to set mantraps, and offenders are liable to be sentenced to three years prison.