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Police rescue abandoned dog in Hertfordshire

The Japanese Akita found abandoned in Hertfordshire

Police in Hertfordshire are appealing for information after a Japanese Akita dog was found abandoned in Flamstead.

It was discovered late yesterday afternoon (Weds 2nd) by a woman driving along Pietley Hill.

She tried to befriend the dog in order to take it to kennels but as they were walking along, the dog became spooked and bit the woman before returning to its bed.

A short while later, a dog walker passed and the Akita bit the other animal.

Police officers attended to help safely detain the dog, which was then taken to a specialist shelter to prevent any risk to members of the public.

Enquiries to trace the owner of the Akita have so far proved unsuccessful. I am appealing for anyone with information about the dog or its owners to come forward.

I am also keen to trace the dog walker whose dog was attacked. If this was you, please get in touch.”

– PCSO Rowen Sheppard, Herts Police


We are not amoooosed: Cows watch on as firefighters free calf

How many more cow puns can we think of? Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

It was just an-udder normal day for fire crews in Cambridgeshire as they rescued this trapped calf.

The animal managed to get itself caught on a gate yesterday.

As the rescue crew work to free it, a watching crowd of cattle did not look amoooosed...

Rare beetle found in secret garden on Norfolk Broads

The Black Longhorn Beetle particularly favours dead alder stumps and branches. Credit: Broads Authority

A rare beetle has been discovered on the Norfolk Broads.

The Black Longhorn Beetle (Stictoleptura Scutellata) at How Hill was found on a tall, dead beech trunk in the secret garden at How Hill.

This unusual beetle spends most of its time in the canopy of large trees, but can be found on flowers.

It's the first time the beetle has been spotted in Norfolk.

"The discovery of this conservation priority species shows the success of our work to retain the full age structure of trees, particularly old deadwood which this rare longhorn beetle requires."

– Andrea Kelly, Senior Ecologist for the Broads Authority
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