Terry Hooper-Scharf. Noted naturalist and historian was a former UK police forces Wildlife Consultant specialising in Canids and Felids. From 1977 -2007 "Officially Unofficially" investigated UFOs Reports as Head of the Anomalous Observational Phenomena Bureau (AOP B) Project Grey Book. per cognitionem veritatis
Thursday, 3 March 2016
One For The Naturalist Or Wildlife Lover -The Red Paper: Canids -Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Coyotes in the UK
One for those interested in Wildlife -or cryptozoology!
By the 1700s the British fox was on the verge of extinction and about to
follow the bear and wolf having been hunted for sport for centuries.
The answer was to import thousands of foxes per year for sport. But
foxes kept dying out so jackals were tried. Some were caught, some
escaped. Even wolves and coyote were released for hunting and "country
folk" were very far from "happy" -some even threatening local hunts -one
intending to release a wolf for a hunt- with legal and other
The summation of over 40 years research by the noted naturalist and
former UK police forces exotic wildlife consultant reveals the damnable
"pest control" hunting but also reveals the cruelty the animals were
subject to and how private menageries as well as travelling shows.
Private menageries, or single exotic "pets" as well as travelling shows helped
provide the British and Irish countryside with some incredible events
such as the 1905 "vampiric" sheep killer of Badminton, the mystery
hounds of Cavan and Coyotes of Epping Forest.
The Girt Dog of Ennerdale
is also dealt with in detail -was it a tiger? A Tasmania Thylacine? This
book gives the exact facts and details for the first time.
Up-dated 2013 edition includes
a section on sarcoptic mange in foxes and treatment plus a list of
wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres in the UK.