Wild beaver found shot and skinned

Scottish Daily Mail - - Terror On The Bridge -

A WILD beaver was dis­cov­ered shot dead and skinned on a Scots beach.

The body of the an­i­mal, one of only around 400 left in the east of Scot­land, washed ashore at Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

A dog walker who spot­ted the an­i­mal, said: ‘You could vis­i­bly see the bul­let hole in the poor thing. It was quite shock­ing to see.’

Beavers be­came a pro­tected species in May. It is il­le­gal to kill them or de­stroy their dams.

A spokesman for Scot­tish Nat­u­ral Her­itage said: ‘Any­one sus­pect­ing an of­fence has been com­mit­ted should con­tact Po­lice Scot­land.’

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