What animal predators live near you?

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Only badgers and foxes :sad

I'd love to see a time when lynxes and wolves are reintroduced, but I suspect we'd have to move way past current farming techniques and make an effort as a country to rewild everywhere. Lots of forest, majors roads fenced off and frequent sections going underground so animals could pass above. Maybe we'd even need to reach a time when more travel is done by rail and cycle paths. The current state of the country with inefficient farmland everywhere and endless roads isn't good for large predators

It wouldn't hurt to encourage and manage a declining population too. Let our generations deal with all the old people so future generations are better off and don't have hordes of other cunts everywhere
The UK is way too small to consider re-wilding,and introducing Lynx and Wolves would be an absolutely retarded thing to do.We can't even cull the animals we have for fear of upsetting those that think everything should live,no matter the numbers or consequences.

Even up here in the Highlands the land is already used,albeit in some places not very well,but this isn't some Alaska sized shit where we can afford to have these beasts roaming.

Some numpties released beavers a good few years back,they now have protective status and already starting to cause havoc on some waterways.Now folk are trying to sort a cull out,but like badgers the antis will go full mong until they get their way and make any sensible cull a nightmare to get in.

Badgers are at plague levels here,and the damage is shocking bad.Any species at ground level is getting decimated,including ground nest birds,the humble bumble bee which is in huge decline along with the hedgehog.
 
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Honestly, I've never heard of the guy, but will check out some of his works now that you've brought it to my attention.

I've been a reader of many true crime novels or fictional mystery novels for the most part. I'm not a fan of futuristic sci-fi stuff or things like "Lord Of The Rings" and such.
Reason I asked is that although his books are crime thrillers set in the modern day their as much about Southern Louisiana and it's history.
 
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Reason I asked is that although his books are crime thrillers set in the modern day their as much about Southern Louisiana and it's history.
I read his bio and see he's now in his mid 80's and spent some of his college days in La.

Seems to be a very prolific writer with many novels and a few books of short stories to his credit and winning awards for some of them and being compared to Sartre and Hemmingway. I'll have to give a few of his books a read to see if I can get into his writing, but it is in line with what I'm interested in reading.

Like mentioned, I'm more focused on true crime stuff and have read many books on the subject with "In Cold Blood" , "The Boston Strangler" and "Helter Skelter" being some of the better ones------------especially "In Cold Blood" by Capote.

For fictional crime I've read several of Lawrence Sanders "McNally's Series" books and found them very good reading. He wrote seven in that series and when he passed away another author, Vincent Lardo continued it for an additional 7 books.
 
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I live in Perth. Our only predator is in the ocean but it's probably the worst of the lot, the great white shark. The south west of WA is infested with them.

I work up north in the Pilbara. Out there, the only thing to watch out for are snakes. They're all poisonous and all dangerous, most common are the western brown snake, king brown snake, Pilbara death adder and desert death adder.