Dormouse reintroduction update Sept 2018

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Mixed news for reintroduced dormice

This weekend saw the second check for the dormice that were reintroduced into a Warwickshire woodland this summer. The great news is 27 adults plus young were found at the site which is what is expected for this time in a reintroduction. 

The bad news is that for the first time in 28 reintroductions some boxes have been vandalised. The boxes where found discarded in the woodland by one of the reintroduction partners, the Warkwickshire Wildlife Trust. There were dormice nests still inside but no signs of the dormice and there is now concern about what happened to the dormice that had been occupying the boxes.

The crime has been reported to Warwickshire Police, who are now appealing for information about the incident. If members of the public have any information which could help they should contact Warwickshire Police on 101 with the crime number 23-38819-18.

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