Big Cat Hunt starts in the Highlands to protect Scotland’s iconic wildcat

The first Big Cat Hunt of its type is about to get under way in the Scottish Highlands.
A team of trappers is being recruited to snare certain cats because they have been interbreeding with the “distinct, iconic species” that is the Scottish Wildcat.
Stray or “feral” cats will be captured in cages and taken to a vet for neutering, preventing rogue or “hybrid” varieties proliferating.
Once found all over Britain, the wildcat is now restricted to an area north of Scotland’s Central Belt They are around one kilo heavier than the domestic cat, with distinctive stripes and large, bushy tail.... read more

10 October 2016 in Environment, Views: 38
Source: Scotsman

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