There’s a great new blog that’s well worth following: UPLAND EXPOSURE
Written by two professional ecologists, the blog offers an insight to the grim reality of upland management in the Scottish Highlands, and has already provided evidence of the disgraceful ‘management’ practices of driven grouse moors, including the erection of mountain hare-proof fences across the moors, ‘designed to split up mountain hare populations making them easier to eradicate because immigration of other hares is stopped’.
This photo is taken from their blog. It’s a ‘stink pit’ (or midden) containing the decomposing bodies of mountain hares. These stink pits are used to attract foxes and other predators, which are then killed in snares and added to the pile of rotting corpses. The photo was taken on the boundary of a grouse moor and forest near Inverness.