Thursday, 16 July 2015

Pine Martens back in England

The first confirmed sighting of a wild pine marten in England for over a century has been
recorded in a Shropshire woodland.

An amateur photographer spotted the mammal, thought to be extinct, in early July, and passed
photos to the Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

There have been numerous reports in the county, but trust mammal expert Stuart Edmunds was able
to verify the image.

He said the animals may have been living in the area for years.

Great news. Lets hope they spread.

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