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Lusty deer pose a danger as evenings get shorter

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If you are a deer, it all kicks off at this time of the year.

Hunt is on for sleepy dormouse

NUI Galway researchers are on the hunt for a tiny, nocturnal mammal, which can spend up to three-quarters of its life asleep. The hazel, or common, dormouse is not native to Ireland but a number of confirmed sightings have been made in County Kildare.

Irish Wildlife Trust to host public squirrel talk

The Galway branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust will host a public talk on squirrels tonight, February 23, at NUI Galway.

TG4 ‘Dying Out’ series to highlight threat to Ireland’s wildlife

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A new six-part nature series, to be broadcast on TG4 from next week, will chart species of Irish wildlife under threat in Galway and in other areas of the country, wildlife which is in danger of joining those animals which have fallen into extinction.

Two baby seals to be sent home on Sunday

Two harbour seal pups will be released from Tracht beach near Kinvara this Sunday September 21.

Trip to a seal colony

A talk in Erris on the Private Life of Grey Seals by Denis Strong will take place on Friday September 26 2008 at 9pm in Ionad Deirbhile Heritage Centre, Eachléim. The talk is funded by the Heritage Council and admission is free.

No licence granted to bait hares

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Call for deer cull as spiralling numbers threaten farmlands

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Deer numbers have soared thanks to a series of mild winters, tree planting schemes, and an absence of natural predators. They are thought to be at their highest level for years. But farmers have warned that they are wreaking havoc in many areas, especially in the Partry and Tourmakeady areas, destroying woodland, crops, even gardens, and also causing a danger to motorists on the roads. Despite more than 20,000 deer being legally hunted each year, experts believe there could be five times as many around the country.

 

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