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Saturday, 9 April 2016

It Could Always Be Rocket raccoon Lost?

The idea here is that everyone think it a destroyer of millions of pounds worth of something. 

That way they can kill it and have their 'fun'. 

However, I was a UK Police Forces wildlife consultant from 1977-2007 and there are a LOT of raccoons in the UK and they've been here for many years and not once was I told by a forester, woodsman or anyone else that they were causing mammoth damage. 

It's natural selection by human intervention. Move a species in and it survives then that's it. 

You can make a lot of money from wildlife tours.  

Happy to say that apart from the odd retard who wants to shoot the raccoon not many people (judging by the comments) are falling for this "nasty", "environmental damaging" line any more. Good.

Escaped Raccoon Caught On Film In Scotland

Conservationists warn the North American mammal could cause millions of pounds worth of damage if it became established in the UK.
14:55, UK, Friday 01 April 2016
Raccoon spotted
The raccoon was filmed by a Scottish wildlife group
A fugitive with a "nasty bite" is at large and should not be approached, it has been warned.

Thousands of miles from its native North America, a raccoon has been photographed in the Scottish wild by a camera trap set up to record images of the elusive Scottish wildcat.

The footage revealed the furry mammal foraging in woodland near Garve in the Highlands.

Members of the public have been warned not to approach it, as the animal has a "nasty bite".

Conservation body, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), said it plans to trap and rehouse the raccoon.
SNH wildlife and non-native species manager Stan Whitaker said: "Raccoons could cause millions of pounds worth of damage per year to the Scottish economy if they became established here.

"They could also cause significant damage to our native wildlife by preying on birds, small animals and amphibians.

"Raccoons aren't dangerous but they may give you a nasty bite if cornered.

"The raccoon that has been recorded is an adult and roughly the size of a domestic cat."

SNH said raccoons have been identified in Scotland as one of the top 50 invasive, non-native species most likely to be introduced and cause negative impacts.

They are currently kept as pets and zoo animals, and there have been several escapes in the last few years.

Anyone who spots the raccoon is asked to report it immediately to the Scottish Environment and Rural Services (SEARS).

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