See also: Fer-a-loup in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.
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A curved piece of metal with a loop, used as an anchor for a wolf trap.
In German heraldry it was also known as a "Wolfsangel,” although that name can also refer to the hook that would be attached and baited, which we would blazon a crampon.
Fer-a-loup (1) §
Fer-a-loup (2) §
Source: Wappenbuch des Landkreises Hannover. Artist: Gustav Völker.
Fer-a-loup (3) §
Source: Wappenbuch der Arlberg-Bruderschaft. Artist: Vigil Raber. (Folio 5.)
Fer-a-loup (4) §
Source: WappenWiki. Artist: Joakim Spuller.