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Drowned Dormouse Disaster

Observed: 11th September 2011 By: corylus
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Drowned Dormouse juvenile & the offending watering can.Probably attracted by Pheasant Berry plant in vicinity.Have seen these delightful creatures in our garden before but have not been able to snap a live one yet.Thought I was drowning aware but also found drowned vole in butt near wildlife hedge .Have re secured mesh but felt really bad over this.

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I never cease to be amazed -

At the ingenuity some creatures show in finding ways to trap themselves. I've found a fox cub with its neck caught in a fence (it bit me as I freed it), several hedgehogs in cattle grid pits (flea bites), and one of these repeatedly trying without success to climb out of the only steep side of an otherwise "easy" small garden pond.
A friend of mine found a grey squirrel that had come down the chimney, and chewed everything in the room (which was also, of course, covered in soot).

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Just called to rescue a wren caught in a spiders web

can you believe it????

Hazel Trevan

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Thanks for your comments

I have been bitten whilst saving a dormouse (did not have time to get a licence ) Also learnt not to leave outside light on & window ajar as have had to guide bats out of lounge.Did find one in the loo & also behind throat plate of woodburner, both rescued & released again by our heroic Bat Hospital, guess what their numberplate is. Hazel

Hazel Trevan