Hands off the squirrel

PUBLISHED: 11:45 13 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:11 10 June 2010

I HAVE enjoyed many walks with our dogs along the River Otter, with wildlife everywhere. The river has a peacefulness and tranquility all of its own. The meandering river along with with all the bankside vegetation and graceful weed wafting to and fro i

I HAVE enjoyed many walks with our dogs along the River Otter, with wildlife everywhere. The river has a peacefulness and tranquility all of its own.The meandering river along with with all the bankside vegetation and graceful weed wafting to and fro in the water - absolutely beautiful.Birds singing and flitting about, rabbits scampering across the fields on glorious sunny days. Cows quietly grazing - all at peace.The walk is always rounded off with a coffee or tea at Otterton Mill, relaxed and enjoying the scenery.The upsetting thing is to see a picture of a chef at the mill with a squirrel. What on earth next?With all the abundance of other meats available, the mill has chosen the poor squirrel - is no-one ever satisfied?Otterton Mill will now be a no-go area for us, many walkers and family and friends.Let the countryside rest in peacefulness and all its glory. One more animal on the extinct list, no doubt.Damage they may do, but humans do a lot more.Yours in disgust and sorrow.P and M McIntyre, Budleigh Salterton.


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