Eagles and small child claims ‘alarmist’ RSPB says
The Scottish Gamekeepers Association has raised concerns about whether sea eagles could differentiate between children Canada Goose Online and their natural prey.
The comment follows an incident where a senior clergyman Canada Goose sale was injured by a young eagle as he tried to scare it away after it attacked one of canada goose factory sale his geese.
The Scottish government said it was not aware of any Canada Goose Coats On Sale attacks by sea eagles on children in other countries and did not think a public inquiry was necessary.
In a letter to the canada goose Scottish government, the SGA warned that the attack on the Very Reverend Hunter Farquharson in Canada Goose Jackets Abernethy, in Perthshire, could be the canada goose uk outlet first of many.
The association has asked for the formulation of canada goose clearance sale an “exit strategy” if the sea eagles turn out to have an adverse effect on social, economic or leisure activities.
‘Attacking people’In the letter, the SGA said: “These canada goose clearance creatures are being released into what is canada goose black friday sale a comparatively densely populated area Canada Goose Parka so they will come into contact with humans on a daily basis.
“That will instil habituated behaviour and remove what should be a healthy uk canada goose outlet fear of humans.
“There are reports of buzzards which have obviously undergone this desensitisation and this has resulted in them attacking people. buy canada goose jacket cheap This could pose a serious threat in the future.
“Will these very large creatures differentiate between a small child and more natural quarry?”
The Perth based SGA represents gamekeepers, stalkers, cheap canada goose uk ghillies, my website https://www.canadagoosetomall.com Canada Goose Outlet wildlife managers and rangers.
Association committee member Bert Burnett said the group did not have a problem with sea eagles on Scotland’s west coast.
He said: “As far as we are concerned these sea eagles seem to be doing fine and not posing a threat.”
However, Mr canada goose coats Burnett said more consultation was needed on the release of the birds on the east coast.
He added: “Some might buy canada goose jacket think this is gamekeepers making a uk canada goose fuss for some obscure reason.
“That’s not the case. It is a genuine concern and it is a concern felt canada goose uk black friday by other people out there canada goose store other than gamekeepers.”
On the micro blogging website Twitter, RSPB Scotland tweeted: “Alarmist nonsense from the SGA.
“Sea Canada Goose online eagle could canada goose uk shop soon be eating small children. Surely ScotGov won’t take this seriously.”
Largest birdA spokesman for RSPB Scotland said the Perthshire incident was unfortunate and regrettable but that the bird had reacted as other wild canadian goose jacket animals might do when cornered.
He said the SGA claim about eagles, the UK’s largest bird of prey, targeting small children as ridiculous.
With a wing span of 8ft, the white tailed sea eagle is the UK’s largest bird of prey.
It was completely wiped out in Britain in the early 20th Century and only returned when a reintroduction programme began on the island of Rum in 1975.
Mull, Wester Ross and cheap Canada Goose Skye also now have established populations.
In August this year, a new batch of canada goose coats on sale 16 young sea eagles were released in Fife.
A Scottish government said the raptors were widespread in many parts of Europe, including densely Canada Goose Outlet populated areas.