The BBC is reporting the discovery of a dead bird (species unknown) this morning, found near to a suspected poisoned bait on what has been described as “open ground” in the Carmichael area of South Lanarkshire.
The bait (and presumably the carcass of the dead bird?) has been sent for forensic analysis.
The police are warning the public about the potential dangers of finding animal/bird carcasses and are urging people to report anything suspicious.
This is impressive stuff from Police Scotland – discovery made this morning, press release out by the afternoon. Long may this new approach continue.
BBC article here
It looks like the wildlife poisoners have started the year as they mean to go on….we couldn’t even get through January! This incident will simply add more pressure on an already beleaguered Environment Minister…how many more incidents does he need to see before he takes strong and decisive action?