Some folk want shooting

Snipe are quite scarce birds, certainly not a common sight in these parts. Who'd do such a thing? Picture supplied by Sarah Brookes.

Wildlife lover and friend of the Brownhills Blog Sarah Brooks has been in touch and asked me to feature this grizzly and shocking find on the blog. I’m glad to do so, as the mindless, destructive scum who shoot wildlife like this deserve our scorn. Sarah had found a Snipe, shot dead near Aldridge Church on 6th March 2012. Snipe are not very common birds in these parts and I can’t imagine, other than pure devilment, why anyone would want to kill such a bird. I note that Graham Evans, on Chasewater Wildlife Group’s daily diary, records a pair of the birds at Chasewater last weekend (18th March 2012).

Sarah has informed the RSPB and police. Please, if you know who’s shooting birds in this way, please ask them to stop. It’s not big, not clever and can only harm the environment in the long run.

Clearly a gunshot wound. Picture supplied by Sarah Brookes.

This entry was posted in Environment, Events, Interesting photos, It makes me mad!, Local media, News, Reader enquiries, Shared media, Social Media, Spotted whilst browsing the web, Walsall community, Wildlife and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Some folk want shooting

  1. pedro says:

    “He who shall hurt the little wren
    Shall never be beloved by men…”

    William Blake

  2. Sarah says:

    Thank you for the blog. I’ve still had no news from the police but they have taken the photos. I really appreciate what you’ve done for me. I’m just so disappointed that someone could do such a thing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s