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Looking downstream on the River Cree

Brown Trout

Looking upstream on the River Bladnoch

Felling of commercial forestry in Galloway Forest Park

Looking upstream on the River Luce

North American Signal Crayfish

The sandy beach at Loch Grannoch

Belted Galloway Cattle, or 'Belties'

Fly fishing on the River Cree

Murray's Monument

A small upland burn

A stoneloach

The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet

A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn

A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee

Poisonous substance to dogs found on the Galloway coast

22 April 2014

Palm Oil on Monreith Beach (Photo: Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press)

Palm Oil on Monreith Beach (Photo: Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press)

Dog owners have been warned to stay away from Monreith Beach after locals spotted Palm Oil deposits.  The oil seen here on the beach as boulder-size chunks is not dangerous to humans but can be to dogs.

When washed up it has a smell of diesel which is attractive to dogs and bird life. They then lick or nibble the chunk leaving them writhing in agony.  Reports suggest oil becomes glue-like, gets lodged in the animal's body and leads to difficulty breathing.

A high toxin count is also said to have damaging effects on their health and leads to vomiting and diarrhoea.

Unfortunately, one dog has died from its contact with palm oil by Southerness.  Click here for news article

A council spokesman has urged anyone who comes across the palm oil to report it to the SEPA pollution hotline on 0800 807060.

[Article by Stranraer and Wigtownshire Feee Press]

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