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What To reCord:





25 APR 2016




  • Leave scats (droppings) around territory. 5-20cm long, spirally twisted, strong musty smell. Often contain fur, insect remains, bones or seeds. Mark territory with urine.

  • Prints similar to small dog but narrower and two front pads closer together.

  • Dens often excavated old badger or rabbit burrows, tunnel several meteres, ends in sleeping chamber. Strong musty remains, prey remains around entrance. Urban: dens in old buildings or under garden sheds. Out of mating season, animals may lie above ground in dense cover.

  • Any sightings of mammals - live or dead (including road kill)

  • Any distinctive signs such as droppings, tracks, burrows, nests, molehills etc.

  • Any mammals heard or detected through call e.g. bats

  • Any found using traps such as Longworth traps

  • If possible:

    • ​How many?

    • Male or female?

    • Life stage - fully grown or young?

© Paul Diamond

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Date of sighting



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