Posts for Animals

Focus on rural crime – Dartmoor livestock & wildlife

From Devon & Cornwall Police: This week local police officers from South Devon and West Devon teamed up with the rural crime team and Dartmoor National Park Rangers to conduct […]

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Horse rescued from water near Barnstaple

One fire appliance and the specialist rescue unit from Barnstaple were mobilised to a report of a horse stuck up to its neck in water.  There followed an amazing rescue, […]

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Fish pass extended in Exeter

Fish in the River Exe can swim easier upstream now a fish pass has temporarily been extended. Except during times of heavy flow, salmon and trout have been unable to […]

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Rosie found

Update: Rosie found in a garden, lying under a rhododendron bush, not feeling very well. She is now at the vet’s, awaiting test results. Dawn’s old dog, Rosie, has disappeared […]

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Endangered species macaque skulls found by police in Devon

From Devon & Cornwall Police: On Tuesday 13 August officers from Devon and Cornwall Police, supported by partner agencies, searched a property in South Devon. Local officers searched a number […]

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Stare that gull in the eye and save your snack

From University of Exeter: University of Exeter researchers put a bag of chips on the ground and tested how long it took herring gulls to approach when a human was […]

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Race against time to save orphaned foal found on Dartmoor

From the Mare and Foal Sanctuary website: This tiny foal, who is just a few weeks old, was found alone and terrified near the village of Lee Moor and it […]

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Hundreds of sharks and rays have become tangled in plastic waste says Exeter research

From Exeter University: Hundreds of sharks and rays have become tangled in plastic waste in the world’s oceans, new research shows. University of Exeter scientists scoured existing published studies and Twitter for […]

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Horsebox overturns on A39 – road closed

The Police have reported traffic problems on the A39 which is closed both ways due to an overturned lorry between B3233 (Instow Turn Off, Westleigh) and A3125 (Roundswell). Local villages […]

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Fascinating Exeter Uni research on magpies and songbirds

Researchers from the University of Exeter and the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) placed 460 artificial nests on typical farmland in Warwickshire to study predator behaviour. They found magpies […]

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