Posts for Animals

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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Good news as puffins make comeback on Lundy

The Landmark Trust has announced seabird success on Lundy Island after eradicating rats on the island, which were predators of eggs and chicks. The rats would come in unwittingly from […]

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Dog owners urged to keep dogs under control after ewe attacked

The Northam Burrows Rangers have urged all dog walkers to keep their dogs under control, following an incident in the morning on Saturday 18th May. A ewe was discovered with serious […]

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Equine Viral Arteritis confirmed in Devon

The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has today confirmed a case of Equine Viral Arteritis in a non-thoroughbred stallion on premises in Devon. This horse has close epidemiological links with the premises […]

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