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    Lynx

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-31793404 what will the career conservationist think of next.
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    Re: Lynx

    Quote Originally Posted by skoda View Post
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-31793404 what will the career conservationist think of next.
    ......... and they're worried about the effect of domestic cats on wildlife. Do lynx like big things, even two legged pests?

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    Re: Lynx

    If a Lynx will go after a deer, what is to stop it from going after a lamb?

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    Re: Lynx

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhead View Post
    If a Lynx will go after a deer, what is to stop it from going after a lamb?
    A .22 with a hollow point bullet?
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    Re: Lynx

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhead View Post
    If a Lynx will go after a deer, what is to stop it from going after a lamb?
    It's ok ......... they'll only go after females (it's the Linx effect)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bald Rick View Post
    It's ok ......... they'll only go after females (it's the Linx effect)
    Ohhhh dear........ Don't give up the day-job Rick!!

    I wonder would they kill a badger??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballygreenan View Post
    Ohhhh dear........ Don't give up the day-job Rick!!

    I wonder would they kill a badger??
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    Bears need reintroducing too. They would reduce the amount of diesel thefts and fly tipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Predial View Post
    Bears need reintroducing too. They would reduce the amount of diesel thefts and fly tipping.
    Do they do a bit of that then ??? I thought they just defacated in woods n stuff
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    Re: Lynx

    only a real numpty could think the way to save birds is more cats.

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    Hunting with dogs is cruel and barbaric, but let's reintroduce the lynx, they'll control the deer for us!

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    Re: Lynx

    BTW, what is the natural predator for the Lynx? Didn't they learn about that "the hard way" in Australia when they introduced hedgehogs there (or was it rabbits or ?)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhead View Post
    BTW, what is the natural predator for the Lynx? Didn't they learn about that "the hard way" in Australia when they introduced hedgehogs there (or was it rabbits or ?)?
    Not hedgehogs; we have our native equivalent, the echidna (a monotreme, and very cute) but rabbits, starlings, sparrows, prickly pear, cane toads, foxes are just a few which come to mind.

    And if you go to www.tasmaniantimes.com and search "foxes", you will read the incredible and long running story of how Tasmanian politicians & bureaucrats got AUD30 million out of the Feds to find and kill non-existent foxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john maddock View Post
    Not hedgehogs; we have our native equivalent, the echidna (a monotreme, and very cute) but rabbits, starlings, sparrows, prickly pear, cane toads, foxes are just a few which come to mind.

    And if you go to www.tasmaniantimes.com and search "foxes", you will read the incredible and long running story of how Tasmanian politicians & bureaucrats got AUD30 million out of the Feds to find and kill non-existent foxes.

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    At least they were allowed to kill the pest species, weather it existed or not! Just as well Brian May didn't find out about it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhead View Post
    If a Lynx will go after a deer, what is to stop it from going after a lamb?
    The Lynx is an 'ambush' predator, it hides in woodland and waits for the prey to go past and jumps out and gets it, in theory they wouldn't go into a field and take a lamb, well that's the idea anyway, so i'm told.

    There are a few in the highlands of scotland as my other half has seen one whilst out walking. They're a very shy animal, you'd be unlikely to know they were there really.

    Also, look on the bright side, perhaps they'd eat badgers.

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    Re: Lynx

    I'd much prefer if they released a few hot cougars or is that just wishful thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matbrojoe View Post
    The Lynx is an 'ambush' predator, it hides in woodland and waits for the prey to go past and jumps out and gets it, in theory they wouldn't go into a field and take a lamb, well that's the idea anyway, so i'm told.

    There are a few in the highlands of scotland as my other half has seen one whilst out walking. They're a very shy animal, you'd be unlikely to know they were there really.

    Also, look on the bright side, perhaps they'd eat badgers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LALANS View Post
    I'd much prefer if they released a few hot cougars or is that just wishful thinking.
    Damn it the wife has just explained what a cougar is, seems they're only interested in fit young men! Bugger.
    Are MILFs a viable alternative?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LALANS View Post
    Damn it the wife has just explained what a cougar is, seems they're only interested in fit young men! Bugger.
    Are MILFs a viable alternative?
    Many Cougars are also MILFs and many MILFs are also Cougars - I guess we just found a kitty that can change its "spots"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhead View Post
    Many Cougars are also MILFs and many MILFs are also Cougars - I guess we just found a kitty that can change its "spots"
    I'm glad you opted for the word 'kitty'!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballygreenan View Post
    I'm glad you opted for the word 'kitty'!!
    Yeah - I thought long and hard on that one - put it in, took it out, put it in, took it out . . .



    Now get your mind out of the gutter - I am talking about the word "kitty".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhead View Post
    Yeah - I thought long and hard on that one - put it in, took it out, put it in, took it out . . .



    Now get your mind out of the gutter - I am talking about the word "kitty".
    Naturally, I'm sure you thought long and hard.......................... about the word 'kitty' !!!!!

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    Re: Lynx

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhead View Post
    Is that the same strain of Lynx that might be introduced here?

    If so, that story should be repeated in all British newspapers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b slicker View Post
    Is that the same strain of Lynx that might be introduced here?

    If so, that story should be repeated in all British newspapers.
    We have had a lot of snow this winter (still about 3 feet in my back yard) - I suspect it was suffering from not being able to get a good source of food, saw the goat and thought "dinner time"

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