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A Weasel is very Weasily and a Stoat is Stoatally different!

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this is an update on the continuing night damage to our log edging. Remember we had some debates as to what could be the culprit…from foxes to Badgers and Hedgies and everything inbetween….?

Well, now I think we have sussed it. The amount of damage indicates an animal with strong jaws that eats insects. Now we have recently had two sightings of a Weasel in the garden, and we have stopped getting field mice in the loft.

One day I saw him run across the lawn from the log edging where there is a burrow beside the log, and out across the road in to the field. Then at the weekend Scott saw him in the back garden at the side of the garage where there is an abandoned Blackbird nest. He headed out in to the field.

All I need now is a wildlife camera!

Burrow exit…

another burrowing entrance….

Recent damage….

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maybe a live catcher would help, you might catch it and be able to release it somewhere else.

26 May, 2015

 

We have stoats and they're no trouble to us and the benefit is less rabbits digging in my pots looking for Australia!

26 May, 2015

 

Oh Steve! Its wildlife!! Lol!

26 May, 2015

 

I think, despite the damage to your logs, you're very lucky! I try to encourage as much wildlife as I can into my garden. It doesn't always come without its problems, but that's the joy of living with wildlife and after all, you do live in the countryside, out of choice.

26 May, 2015

 

Exactly Waddy! :)) Wildlife Camera is ordered. OH not convinced what he saw was a Weasel, he says the tail too bushy....so you never know..could be a Polecat!!! How exciting would that be? But I think probably a Weasel.

26 May, 2015

 

Can't wait to see the pics :)

26 May, 2015

 

Me too!!!!!

26 May, 2015

 

Theres always a worry isn't there Steve? I cant say I blame you, as they are very destructive. Have you ever seen them?

26 May, 2015

 

Foxy makes tracks too, and perishing rabbits , lovely to watch them playing chase......just leave my plants alone!

27 May, 2015

 

I've never seen a Badger. I did some research, and there are only three known groups in the whole of Angus. None near here.

27 May, 2015

 

Its interesting when the ponds frozen and snowed on to see the animal tracks.......

27 May, 2015

 

Good point Pam!

27 May, 2015

 

Mystery solved, Karen! You must be glad to have no more mice in the loft.

27 May, 2015

 

Yes, very glad! Especially after the last trauma of the poor thing trying to escape with one hind leg in the trap. That was dreadful.

27 May, 2015

 

Yes - that would freak me out!

28 May, 2015

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