Stubble

“It is vital that Scottish Natural Heritage be given powers to draw up Deer Management Plans on behalf of those owners and occupiers that fail to do so in a timely manner. More worryingly, action by SNH can only be taken when damage has already occurred; the classic closing the stable door after the horse has bolted scenario.” (http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/article/deer-management-provisions-in-land-reform-bill-welcome-but-fall-short/)

Unstable deer numbers mean they will continue to bolt the scenery.

Predators

The complex and controversial debate about reintroducing large predators snarls on: “wolves, bears and lynx sometimes kill livestock and pets, and also deer and wild boar that hunters like to shoot.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/22287080)

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the ‘apex predator’ of them all?