Saturday, 21 December 2013
Shooting Squirrels In Hulmes Wood
I was walking through Hulmes Wood this afternoon, the shortest day of the year, just before dark and I spotted a pair of young men holding a squirrel and taking photos of it with a mobile phone. I was curious as to how they managed to catch it as squirrels usually keep a safe distance from humans. It was only as I walked right up close I spotted an air rifle and then realised the squirrel was dead. I asked them if they had shot it to which they replied yes, I then shook my head and carried on. I was tempted to take a picture of them but there was no way of doing it without getting into a fight.
The pictures they took will probably be uploaded to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by now. If you come across them post them here so we can all take a look at these 'heroic' Great White Hunters.
Shooting is rightly and strictly forbidden in the woods and I will be reporting this matter to the police. The two responsible where white males in their late teens or early twenties.