A North American terrorist was captured today on the Luther water as part of an eradication programme being carried out in the North East of Scotland.
The North American mink that create havoc with our wildlife escaped or were released from mink farms across the country in the 1950s. They are ruthless hunters and are responsible for almost wiping out native species like waterhens and water voles.
Sadly they have not been able to wipe out the Signal Crayfish which is another North American species introduced to the Luther and at least partly responsible for the decline in fish numbers in local burns.
I have not inluded a picture of our local trapper who may prefer to remain under cover until the last terrorist has been removed!