separating fact from fiction

Are there big cats in the British countryside?
Photos of 'big cats' taken on trailcams or smartphones are not evidence for their presence in the British countryside, says Andrew Kitchener. 
A hawksbill turtle in the Caribbean
Planet Earth II revealed the perils faced by baby turtles in Barbados, but these are offset by the vigilance of local people, says Carla Daniel.
A Eurasian otter eating an eel in Northumberland
An item on on BBC One's Countryfile in early 2017 suggested there is growing pressure from anglers to cull otters, but Dr Daniel Allen of the UK Wild Otter Trust disagrees.
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