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The women who are killing it in taxidermy

Anonymous - June 13,2019    0 Comments

The dinosaur bones were boring and so were the fossils, but when it came to the dead mammals, six-year-old Hannah Debnam was hooked.She "always has crows" in her freezer, which are currently next to a polecat and a puppy that died from heart failure.

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Bermuda land snail: An animal 'back from the dead'

Anonymous - June 13,2019    0 Comments

The greater Bermuda land snail was thought to have disappeared for many years until an empty shell turned up in the territory's capital city, Hamilton.Their offspring were later sent to Chester Zoo and the Zoological Society of London, where scientists were able to establish colonies.

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Invasive pink salmon could return to Scottish rivers

Anonymous - June 12,2019    0 Comments

Fisheries Management Scotland said 2017 saw "unprecedented numbers" of pink salmon in UK rivers.There are concerns the invasive species could become established in Scottish rivers and compete with native Atlantic salmon for food.

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'Lucky escape' for cat shot with crossbow in Glenfield

Anonymous - June 07,2019    0 Comments

The RSPCA said the cat, dubbed Robin Hood, was found injured in Glenfield, Leicestershire.He needed surgery to remove the bolt and is being cared for at an RSPCA branch in Northamptonshire.

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Cats found covered in paint in Inverness

Anonymous - June 07,2019    0 Comments

The Scottish SPCA was alerted on Sunday by the pets' owners, who live in different but nearby areas of Culduthel and Old Mill Road.The charity said one of the owners believed their pet had been in a fight with another cat and they had paint thrown over them to break them up.

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Bopper the Whopper finds forever home

Anonymous - June 07,2019    0 Comments

Dubbed "Britain's fattest dog", the 12-year-old pooch won fans around the world including Radio 1 DJ Greg James.The chunky canine has since slimmed to 33kg (5st) and has been rehomed by local couple Mike and Jan.

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Sightings sought of one of UK's rarest bumblebees

Anonymous - June 07,2019    0 Comments

The great yellow was found across the UK until the 1960s when its numbers started to suffer a dramatic decline.Today it survives in parts of Scotland including Tiree, Uist, Harris, Lewis, Orkney, Shetland, Sutherland and Caithness.

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Moths cause £13k damage to Norwich Lord Mayor's Coach

Anonymous - June 05,2019    0 Comments

The coach, which was built in the 1850s, was used by the Mayor of Norwich on civic occasions before going on display at Strangers' Hall museum.It has been damaged by the common clothes moth which are attracted by the horse hair used in the seating.

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Whale washed up in Caithness tangled in Canadian fishing gear

Anonymous - June 03,2019    0 Comments

Contact details for the owner of the gear, a fisherman in Nova Scotia, Canada, was on the buoy.Scientists from the Inverness-based Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (Smass) said the fisherman in Nova Scotia was "devastated" to learn of the whale's death.

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Giddy up the aisle as Aberdeen horse gets church blessing

Anonymous - June 03,2019    0 Comments

It was not quite a steeple chase, more of a gentle trot up the aisle for Olly, a 25-year-old Belgian Warmblood.The horse received a blessing from Rev Dr Flora Munro at Garthdee Church after the first prayer.

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Whale washes up near Scrabster entangled in fishing gear

Anonymous - May 31,2019    0 Comments

The dead whale was spotted on Wednesday before its body came ashore close to Scrabster, near Thurso, on Thursday morning.The Inverness-based Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme said it was preparing to investigate the animal's death.

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'Emotional support dog attack' on plane sparks US lawsuit

Anonymous - May 31,2019    0 Comments

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Planes from Delta Airlines, which is being accused of negligence, sitting on the tarmac in Atlanta



A man in the US has filed a lawsuit alleging an emotional support dog mauled his face on a flight.The lawsuit against Delta Airlines and the owner says the dog pinned him to a window seat, leading to 28 stitches.

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Bridge cat 'stuck' for six days walks home after failed rescue

Anonymous - May 31,2019    0 Comments

Five-year-old Hatty got trapped on the 30ft (9m) section of the Royal Albert Bridge, which connects Plymouth and Saltash, on Friday.Firefighters spent hours trying to rescue her while Network Rail planned to close the line to help save her.

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Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies

Anonymous - May 29,2019    0 Comments

A female called Iman is now the only remaining member of the species in Malaysia.After decades of deforestation and poaching, it's now thought only 30 to 100 Sumatran rhinos remain in the wild, most on the nearby island of Sumatra.

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Wildlife watchers' close encounter with orcas near Wick

Anonymous - May 29,2019    0 Comments

The animals are part of a group known as the 27s, seven orca that move between Shetland, Orkney and Scotland's north mainland coast.They could be seen from The Trinkie, an outdoor swimming pool at Wick, and from the coast near Ackergill, north of Wick.

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Orkney stoat traps claim probed by police

Anonymous - May 29,2019    0 Comments

The Orkney Native Wildlife Project was launched as the animals are said to pose a threat to important wildlife.The Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA) said the traps may not comply with the relevant legislation.

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Burmese python found in Wicklow Mountains

Anonymous - May 29,2019    0 Comments

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said a local farmer had alerted the National Parks and Wildlife Service about his discovery at the weekend.5m) python, believed to be female, was found underweight, dehydrated and injured.

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Famous Cairngorms osprey may have died of old age

Anonymous - May 29,2019    0 Comments

Until now, 21-year-old EJ has always returned to Loch Garten by 4 April.Last month, RSPB Scotland raised concerns for EJ after her late return for a 16th season.

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Cat rescue charity: 'Smelly cats' bed-blocking in Peterborough

Anonymous - May 26,2019    0 Comments

Peterborough Cat Rescue said it was not taking on new animals as it has 80 kittens and 40 adult cats, which it said was "unprecedented for May".Part of the problem was the "constant stream of unneutered males" which "have to stay.

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Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Anonymous - May 23,2019    0 Comments

Critics of the ban, imposed in 2014, say the restriction was causing problems to small farmers and to those who previously benefited from hunting.The decision is likely to trigger an angry reaction from conservationists, who believe the move is political.