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Post  Laikipia on Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:52 pm

I've just been in the woods with the dogs and was having a look under the bridge for tracks.  This is what I found .... (I don't mean my scrunchie - that was to show the size as I didn't have anything useful with me)  Laughing 





Sadly mink not badger or polecat!

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Post  littlewid on Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:31 pm

That's an interesting find for you Lai but not a good one being Mink, they are little devastators aren't they. Not their fault that many were released into the wild but they are bad news for wildlife.
Using your scrunchie for size was a fab idea    just a shame you weren't comparing the size with Badger tracks or Polecats but i'm sure Chris Packham would be excited by your find, even though i'm sure he would have something to say about the Mink.
Thanks for sharing that Lai.......your trepid explorer  cheers 

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Post  Laikipia on Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:00 am

I've made a note to myself to carry something useful like a key or something to show the size better Littlewid  Laughing  In search of badgers and foxes at the moment with 2 trail cams out in the woods ......................    fingers crossed we find some interesting wildlife  http://i70.servimg.c 

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Post  whitestarling on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:46 am

Great find Lai, although not such good news its Mink. Hopefully you'll find other wildlife, and my fingers are X. One question how do you know its Mink ?

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Post  Laikipia on Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:17 pm

We've seen one around the river from time to time and I've a book that I use for ID'ing tracks WS.

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Post  Doogs on Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:16 pm

Must admit I wouldn't have known what animal that was just by looking at the tracks so that book of yours has definitely done the trick  cheers 
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Post  Laikipia on Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:43 am

I Agree  Doogs  Laughing 

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Post  littlewid on Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:21 pm

How are the trail cams coming along Lai? any sign of Badgers or Foxes  bounce 

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Post  Laikipia on Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:14 pm

Yes both Littlewid. I left the cams out for 3 nights and have some clips. Sadly my laptop is defunct at the moment and the clips are on it, Pete is going to sort it out tonight and if I don't lose the 12 clips I can post a few.

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Post  littlewid on Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:24 pm

http://i70.servimg.c http://i70.servimg.c http://i70.servimg.c  that's such good news Lai    I really hope Pete can sort your pc and you don't loose the clips, that would be too sad, so fingers crossed IT Pete can get it sorted........i'm very excited   

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Post  Laikipia on Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:32 am

All sorted (and hopefully that's it with my laptop) clips still there and uploading to Youtube as I type  cheers 

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Post  littlewid on Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:40 pm

http://i70.servimg.c   just watched them all a few minutes ago Lai........brilliant  Fox http://i77.servimg.c 

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Post  Laikipia on Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:33 am

Thanks  Littlewid. Hoping to go in search of tracks, trails and signs again once Rosie is better and allowed off the lead  Rolling Eyes 

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Post  whitestarling on Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:24 pm

Glad you laptop's sorted Lai, and you didn't loose any clips, looking forward to seeing what you've captured. I must try, and find a secluded spot round here for mine. I hope Rosie's improving

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