Maid of Kent beetle makes rare appearance in 'home' county

Help

A beetle not seen in Kent for almost half a century until 1997 has turned up in the county for only the third time in 16 years.

The Maid of Kent was once thought to be on the verge of extinction, and was declared an endangered species.

But it has now been spotted on the RSPB's reserve at Cliffe, near Rochester in a cow-pat.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.