Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ducks and otters don’t mix

At this time of year I ‘retire’ the oldest of my khaki Campbell ducks, normally to Gloagburn Farm Shop pond. There they are the source of interest and entertainment to many of the young people who visit, and who normally … Continue reading

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A young red squirrel in the garden

It was a wet Friday and I spent most of the day at the computer, preparing a presentation for next week for the Falkirk Writers’ Group, and preparing a response to the consultation on next year’s general licences for Scotland. … Continue reading

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Molly’s home haircut, and an odd dipper

Molly was beginning to look like a sheep and was in desperate need of a haircut. I tried a couple of local dog grooming businesses but both were fully booked, one until January. I thought that this would be a … Continue reading

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The Three Musketeers go Hare Coursing – an excerpt from ‘A Lone Furrow’

Growing up with dubious parental supervision and guidance in the last decade of twentieth century Tayside, young d’Artagnan dreams of becoming a hare courser. With hopes for excitement and adventure in his heart, he sets out to join the elite … Continue reading

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The scourge of hare coursing

I was working three days at the National Wildlife Crime Unit last week, and gave two talks on wildlife crime and the police role; one to the Crieff Probus Club and the other to the Central Scotland branch of the … Continue reading

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