Sunday, 9 August 2009

The great Scottish beaver murder mystery

This rewilding lark isn't as simple as the eco-evangelists would like to believe. The wildlife just refuses to play by the rules.

In a story worthy of Midsomer Murders, some of Scotland's famous reintroduced beavers have gone missing, amid reports of mysterious gunshots heard in the woods.

The project staff seem to have lost track of the beavers altogether. Despite knowing they might stray and 'monitoring them closely', they now admit 'Field staff and volunteers have been working around the clock in an effort to track the missing beavers'.

Let's hope they've become a bit better at it before they're allowed to play with lynx, wolf and bear.

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