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Lynx yes or no?

There are plans to reintroduce the Lynx (sorry no helicopter content) into 3 forested areas in a bid to boost diversity.

Sunday Times article

Lynx trust survey

 

I personally would love to have them roaming around here but not sure what the local game keepers would think.

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I saw that too. Wouldn't it be great? Not that you can ever see them where they still survive! But knowing they are there and thriving would be good.

Jonathan

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Thought you were after personal cologne advice,

yes to Lynx, Beaver and wolves but, mainly for PR, in semi wild to start with.  Wonder how Paul Lister is getting on with his plans up in Sutherland, a big proviso is that they plan the long term future of the animals, there has been and still are problems with the reintroduction of white tailed eagles where, due to modern environment and  EU rules, there is too little carrion to feed on,  forcing the birds to see sheep and lambs as prey animals, which  annoys the crofters and can lead to retribution against the eagles. Re introductions need to be carefully thought through and managed, although these animals all used to be present in the wild, it was a very different wild then compared to now

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Let's have more Pine Martens (which in Ireland have driven out grey squirrels).

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Officially no Pine Marten's here but a dead one was found down near Carsaig Arches, probably flew across on the back of a woodpecker :-)
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So have they officialy now wiped out the population on Mull, I know they have talked about trapping and killing them, seems a shame. 

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:-)
but probably no greys either.

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Apparently there is now a population on mull as of April last year. I spoke to the RSPB last year and they were very cagey about the sightings. They are not native here but no plans that I know of for a cull, lets hope they stay under the radar for a bit.. what are we going to get next? Squirrels coming across on swimming badgers being chased by foxes?I'll order a few Lynx to keep the population down.
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Bears in Bushy Park would be fun. I'd  like to see all the tourists with their kids trying to get up close to photograph them with their smart phones as they try to do with the deer there. They  haven't cottoned onto the fact that if you get too close to one they bugger off so there's the amusing spectacle of people tracking deer all over the park trying to close enough  to take a picture which they never do. Wouldn't have that problems with bears. Quite the reverse possibly the bears  would get close to them with the obviously beneficial Darwinian results Rofl

Anyway back to the OP's original question. Yes I think it'd be a very good idea but would need to be properly monitored. 

There is however some controversy about this plan. Biggrin

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RB have you seen this report on Pine Martens on Mull, 

Also I have never understood why, when there are semi closed environments like Mull and Skye,  they don't introduce Red squirrrels, it would seem both islands would be ideal places to set up a colonies that should thrive, 

 

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I guess it depends on if its Lynx Black , Spice , Peace , Excite or Fever

 

The Lynx Effect on the local Nightlife is eye watering some nights