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Instrument of Death

Last weekend I was appalled to find someone had placed a bird trap between a sycamore tree and the burn which I walk the dogs by twice a day. This was 7 am. A young bird in the nest in … Continue reading

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Weasel Family

There are many badger setts around and beyond our cottage. This is the European Badger (latin name Meles meles), part of the Weasel family. It evolved over 2-4 million years, since the end of the Pleistocene era. Researchers have speculated … Continue reading

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The fox hounds are out

I hear the fox hounds being brought out for their daily preparation for the season beginning September. Their baying sets my five dogs off barking, and I have to bring them in to shut them up. The local hunts involve … Continue reading

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