Tag Archives: Wildlife Detective

The Buttonless Jacket Gang

To start the new year, an amusing excerpt from my book Wildlife Detective – The Buttonless Jacket Gang Considering I was working in a city, poaching was more varied than that encountered in many county police stations. A call one … Continue reading

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A wildlife case where the law fell short

Wildlife law in Scotland is probably the best in Europe and has been subject to many updates and improvements, especially since 2002. I was reflecting on this today and a case came to mind where the law fell short. The … Continue reading

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More from the Tayside primary schools project

  An excerpt from Wildlife Detective on amusing out-takes from the primary schools wildlife crime project of the former Tayside Police My working day is often lightened during the part of the year when the schools are taking part in … Continue reading

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Salmon poachers at the Horseshoe Falls (Part 1)

I’ve had a busy but interesting week. Monday and Wednesday were spent working at the National Wildlife Crime Unit offices in Livingston. On Tuesday I gave a talk to the Forfar Ladies Group at the Forfar golf course. A lovely … Continue reading

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The Brechin freezer (Part 3)

I received the report from Andrew Kitchener within a few days. He had made a comparison of ‘my’ wildcat against a set of points that must be able to be ticked off to conclude that a cat is indeed a … Continue reading

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The Brechin freezer – Part 1

The cold weather we are experiencing just now made me think of a case I dealt with in 2006 that had its origins in the contents of a freezer kept, surprisingly, in the garden. It is one of my longer … Continue reading

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Buzzards, Nora wellies and a midden!

My first jobs in the morning are to fill the bird and squirrel feeders, then let my 15 khaki Campbell ducks out of their shed and clean it out. At this time of the year all of this is carried … Continue reading

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