Beaver escape gives teeth to Scotland’s debate over tampering with nature

Guardian: They are all mobilised in the bitter cold. Officers of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), the police and local enthusiasts are scouring the countryside for furry creatures amid fears that they could reclaim their ancient territory and undermine the grand beauty of our wild places. The revelation last week that 20 beavers had been set loose in the forests around Perth and Tayside has sparked a desperate recovery operation. Along the banks of the river Tay a volunteer trapper is laying traps to round......

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