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Nic

Hi Hogmeister

Good work with the posters. I’m glad bonfire night is over and my remaining visiting female and a hoglet safely arrived here last night.

Those allotments sound brilliant. Really good that they took advice from the local wildlife trust, as well.

I agree with you about the slug pellets. Didn’t know much about them because I wouldn’t even consider using them, but have just looked up on the internet. I quickly found a report of a dead hedgehog – thought to be as a result of these slug pellets. I found the following link.

http://www.hostalibrary.org/firstlook/RRIronPhosphate.htm

Which seems to be from America. It seems they are considered to be organic – as the substance can be found naturally (but that does not necessarily mean it is safe for animals and wildlife) – but obviously not in such quantity – and because of this, rigorous testing is thought unnecessary. There is, apparently, no distasteful substance to put animals/children off eating it. There are reports of dogs being killed and also possible danger to children.

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