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    Posted: 08 Oct 2018 at 9:52pm
Yes it is Suzi. I'd imagine, if trained, they could tell us where the small newt species were too.

The Eurasian Badger reportedly has a sense of smell rated at an amazing 600x more powerful than ours.



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Fascinating! I guess it's hard to imagine how powerful a dog's sense of smell is compared to ours. 

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Originally posted by Suzy Suzy wrote:

Interesting. Wonder if it can detect GCNs as separate from the other newt species. 

I corresponded for a while with someone who was training GCN detection dogs- they trained them exclusively on crested newts, and were expecting them to detect only GCN. 

GCN do have a distinctive smell- it's been described as like 'bruised poppy-heads' or horseradish. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Suzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Oct 2018 at 12:02pm
Interesting. Wonder if it can detect GCNs as separate from the other newt species. 
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Hi folks

Spotted this in yesterday's I newspaper:





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New grass snake in UK???  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40853286
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Alligator! How stupid, and what repercussions if they can live in our climate. Hopefully there was only one.
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For anyone who hasn't heard....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-somerset-40832150/alligator-found-at-chew-valley-lake

How irresponsible to release it. Lucky it was spotted and caught.
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Interesting website about a chap who made his own lizard flooring system....

http://danceswithferrets.org/geekblog/?p=154
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