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Pine martens 'murderous', says Ceredigion landowner

Concerns have been raised about a mammal labelled "a killing machine" being reintroduced to Ceredigion.

Pine martens, part of the weasel family, were on the verge of extinction in Wales before a charity stepped in.

The Vincent Wildlife Trust brought 20 from Scotland last year and will release a further 20 next week.

David Baven, from the trust, said pine martens liked wooded areas and disputed concerns raised about them.

But landowner Charles Grisedale, who has turned his estate into a reserve for the rare lapwing bird, said it was "madness" to reintroduce the predator.

  • 19 Aug 2016
  • From the section Wales
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