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 Post subject: Re: Non-native species
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I have seen a lot of things in the Wolds however that is a first for me.


This could have been a werewolf. Best load up some silver :good:


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 Post subject: Re: Non-native species
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Ovenpaa wrote:
I have seen a lot of things in the Wolds however that is a first for me.


This could have been a werewolf. Best load up some silver :good:


I know for a fact we do not have werewolfs here, dragons on the other hand has been seen frequently.

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Yesterday afternoon, I was looking out of the study and could see:

    Muntjac - 25m away just wandering around and jumping up at the foliage
    Ring Necked Parakeet - 10m away in a tree and it remained there for at least a couple of hours
    Grey Squirrels - several

All of them are non-native and would have been easy safe targets and had I checked the river there would have been Amaerican Signal Crayfish too.

Dunno about the parakeet (screechers we call them round here), but at least 3 out of 4 are good eating. I remember years ago reading about some cunning sod who'd got a contract from DEFRA to cull signal crayfish somewhere, and was also making money selling the little blighters to restaurants.

But how long does a species have to be here before it is considered native? Afte all, go back far enough and none of us are.

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 Post subject: Re: Non-native species
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Polchraine wrote:
Yesterday afternoon, I was looking out of the study and could see:

    Muntjac - 25m away just wandering around and jumping up at the foliage
    Ring Necked Parakeet - 10m away in a tree and it remained there for at least a couple of hours
    Grey Squirrels - several

All of them are non-native and would have been easy safe targets and had I checked the river there would have been Amaerican Signal Crayfish too.


I live 150 yards away from the Tay and yesterday went for my lockdown exercise. I couldn't believe the damage being caused by beavers both from borrowing into the banks and felling trees. Also invasive species but protected by our Scottish Government. Now we have positive comments on the release of wolves and lynx in Scotland. You only have to speak to the Norwegians who will tell you of the problems they have with wolves killing domestic dogs and would now appear to be losing their fear of humans.
Madness.


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What's madness is to think that it is right and proper for us to exterminate any other living creatures for our own convenience.

Actually, it's not just madness, it is morally disgusting.

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What's madness is to think that it is right and proper for us to exterminate any other living creatures for our own convenience.

Actually, it's not just madness, it is morally disgusting.



Tell that to American farmers about feral hogs or Australian farmers about rabbits..........

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The Coypu in East Anglia used to be a problem and the other one was the North American Skunk, again there used to be hoards of the things along the line of the A14

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Things used to be fine here until you bald monkeys climbed down out of the trees, trudged out of Afrikky and hopped over the Channel the last time it was dry...

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The Coypu in East Anglia used to be a problem and the other one was the North American Skunk, again there used to be hoards of the things along the line of the A14


Funny story there........me and a mate were night-fishing for pike on a Fenland drain many years ago and in the early hours of the morning there was a great deal of rustling in the reeds and in our torch light two "giant rats" appeared!.My and my mate packed up sharpish and beat a hasty retreat back to the car.Later that day we recounted our tale of "giant rats" to the owner of a local tackle shop, to which the guy started laughing and told us they were Coypu!.I'd never heard of them up until that day! lol

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Things used to be fine here until you bald monkeys climbed down out of the trees, trudged out of Afrikky and hopped over the Channel the last time it was dry...


At least we got rid of the cave bears and wolves for you!. :good:

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