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Man charged over owl possession

A man from Sheffield has been charged with offences relating to the capture of wild owls.

Joel Martin, 20, of Clayton Crescent in Waterthorpe has been charged with taking and possessing two wild Tawny owls and of having a trap capable of being used to take wild birds.

He was arrested on 19 May by Wildlife Crime Officers from South Yorkshire Police and the National Wildlife Crime Unit.

He is due to appear in court on 16 June.

Wildlife artist introduces chick to foster family of owls

Credit: Robert Fuller

Yorkshire wildlife artist Robert Fuller has successfully taken advantage of the nurturing instincts of owls to re-home some tawny owlets and barn owl chicks with a foster family of owls near his home in the Yorkshire Wolds.

He captured the moment he introduced a chick to its new foster family via a camera hidden in the nest box.

Duck shepherded to safety by the Old Bill


Ducklings rescued from drain

Six ducklings had a lucky escape this week after a walker spotted them in a drain in Keighley.

Unable to find the mother, the walker called the RSPCA who enlisted the help of West Yorkshire Fire Service. They removed the grate and the ducks were rescued.

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