A Longford farmer has spoken of his dismay at the discovery of a pine marten attack on his flock, the Longford Leader has reported.
Jeff Taylor, 74, from Edgeworthstown appeared on video with the Longford Leader to talk about his devastation on finding that many of his birds had been killed in a pine marten attack.
The retired gamekeeper said was particularly upset by the death of his rare English partridges:
‘I was almost in tears when I woke up and came out and saw my partridges had been killed. It is so horrible and pointless,’ he told the Longford Leader.
Taylor said that pine marten’s were out of control in country and called for a cull.
[image via Longford leader video]
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