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Glis glis, Armeno

Observed: 22nd July 2008 By: martinjohnbishopmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Mammalsmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Mammals
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Description:

The poor creature was still alive when I found it although the fly had already started to deposit eggs. It expired soon after the photographs were taken. It may have been attacked by a dog.

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the naturalist man's picture

Fat dormouse

Very distinctive animal, it could be nothing else.

Hard to say what killed it as there are no marks. Probably was a dog or more likely a cat. Any chance it was poison meant for rats or some such?

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martinjohnbishop's picture

Most likely a cat

as you suggest; I have not seen rat poison and the area is semi-natural woodland. However, there are houses 500m distant.