Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Monster pike blamed for disappearing ducks

Sometimes, they story sounds so familiar you could write your own punchline.

Ducks are disappearing from a wildlife reserve in the Midlands. And guess where the finger's pointing..? That's right, a monster pike, or so the Telegraph reports.

It's already been dubbed the Loch Ness Monster - despite the fact the scourge of Stonebow Washlands in Loughborough, Leics is hundreds of miles from Scotland.

But at least someone's got some grip on reality.

Mark Graham, wildlife development officer at Charnwood Borough Council, said there were no plans to hunt down the mystery predator.

He said: “Pike are a natural part of the ecology of our lakes. a native fish that have lived alongside wildfowl for thousands of years."

More here.

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