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2008-08-19 18:00:24

HELP is at hand for Ratty. The misnamed water vole from the children's classic Wind in the Willows is one of five new species that has been given extra protection in Wales. Under new regulations introduced by the Welsh Assembly Government it is now an offence to kill, injure or remove from the wild the water vole, angel shark, spiny seahorse, roman snail and short- snouted seahorse. It is also an offence to possess or sell the water vole, short- snouted sea horse, spiny seahorse and...

2008-08-18 18:00:19

"AS the cool autumn evenings begin to draw in, what better way to spend them than tucked up on the sofa in front of the TV in the company of those fine fellows Ratty, Badger, Mole and, of course, Toad. And with The Wind In The Willows: Autumn Antics coming to DVD next month, you can do just that. We have FIVE copies of the DVD to give away, each in its own special carry case, which comes in autumnal orange. The DVD includes three seasonal adventures following the riverbank friends'...

2008-01-18 00:00:26

Two young Scottish men admitted badger baiting Thursday after police found videotape on a social networking site that showed a badger being killed. Sean Dodds and Kyle Lawrie, both Hawick residents, could be sentenced to as much as three years in prison, The Scotsman reported. They pled guilty in Jedburgh Sheriff's Court. Badgers live in connected networks of tunnels and burrows called setts. Badger baiting is an old sport in Europe but has been banned in Britain since the early 19th...


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2009-02-16 19:47:24

The European badger (Meles meles) also known as the Eurasian Badger, is a species of badger indigenous to much of Europe (excluding northern Scandinavia, Iceland, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and Cyprus). It is also found in many parts of Asia, from about 15° to 65° North, and from about 10° West to 135° East. It is related to stoats, otters, weasels, minks, and other badgers. There are 5 subspecies. The fur is gray above and black on the underside with a unique black-and-white...

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This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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