Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Sunday, 10 September 2017


Years ago I was walking with some naturalists and spotted what could have
been an otter's spraint on a tussock near the marshes' edge. A mammalian
expert instantly got down on her knees and shoved her nose in it and
sniffed. 'No, I think a teen-ager had some chips and then too much lager.'
Was her verdict.

This offering is quite obvious. Fox, badger and various lovely dogs we've
had all go for blackberries this time of the year. This fox dropping is
about three times the size of one containing residues of Field Voles and
things. It appears that virtually no digestion has occurred. Where the
plastic came from is anybody's guess.

    Peter Byles

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