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2010-12-27 10:17:47
Wire cutters for trapped animals...
Was out on Mangerton yesterday to see the last of the snow. On the descent back towards the Old Kenmare Road found a deer with one of its hind legs completely trapped in a wire fence it had obviously tried to jump bu failed to clear. After about 15 minutes of a struggle and the cost of a pair of (admittedly very cheap) gloves, managed to untangle it, but it was still in some shock and distress and stayed on the ground for a while before hobbling away. Rang the Park Ranger service but as expected there really was lttle they could do once it was freed, they were hardly gonna stalk the National Park for a limping deer and airlift it to A&E . Second time this has happened in the past 6 months after freeing a sheep trapped in the exact same way - hind leg goes between top two strands on takeoff, so when the animal lands on the other side the wrires are wrapped around it and tighten as the animal tries to move away. Anyway, the whole thing got me thinking, maybe a wire cutter wouldn't be such a bad thing to have in the bag from now on. Not advocating damage to property of course, and of course the farmer/landowner should be notified, but think most would be fine if the odd strand were cut to release an animal (often possibly their own).

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Summit Comment
Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.
hivisibility 8 hours ago.
Fine view towards Broghnabinnia and Caher from Mothillín summit.

Ott Mountain to Slieve Meelmore
Aidy 9 hours ago.
Started at the Ott/Blue Quarry car park on the Moyad Road, and took a route taking in six summits, going over Ott Mou... walk, Len: 10.9km, Climb: 730m, Area: Ott Mountain, Mourne Mountains (Ireland)

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Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.
hivisibility 8 hours ago.
Mothillín summit from Crossderry.

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Crossderry: Towards Knocknabreeda and Stumoa Dúloigh
hivisibility 9 hours ago.
The view towards Knocknabreeda fro Crossderry summit. Stumpa Dúloigh in the background. Knocknabreeda summit is located over to the far left of the ridge.

Glenbeigh to Galway's Bridge
GSheehy 18 hours ago.
I?m putting this one up because it was a club walk and I was thinking about the other day. There aren?t too many clu walk, Len: 40.5km, Climb: 917m, Area: Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland)

Forum: General
Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10
cave-dweller 2 days ago.
Hello, There is a meeting being held in the Yellow House Pub in Rathfarnham in Dublin 14 tomorrow night at 8 pm about some proposed "redevelopments" in and around the Hellfire Club/Montpelier Hill...

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Crossderry: Summit looking East.
hivisibility 9 hours ago.
Summit of Crossderry with view back towards Mothillín.There are 2 similar heights at the summit area. The summit is the one nearest the Eastern Reeks.

Peak bagging in The Sperrins in autumn
peter1 a day ago.
Again, the use of a mountain bike is highly recommended for this route, if you are a solo walker. I left my bike in a... walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 1048m, Area: Mullaghclogha, Sperrin Mountains (Irela

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Stumpa Dúloigh SE Top: Fine views to the East...
hivisibility 9 hours ago.
The view to Knocknabreeda, Crossderry and Mothillín as seen from the aooroach to Stúmpa Dúloigh SE Top. Torc in the centre with Mangerton rising over to the right.

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Knocknabreeda: View of Carrauntoohil from the summit.
hivisibility 9 hours ago.
Carrauntoohil from Knocknabreeda summit.

Forum: General
Quad bikers in the Mournes
mcrtchly 2 weeks ago.
Whilst out in the Mournes on Sunday 2nd Oct, at about 8.30am we were shocked to see a group of half a dozen quad bikers powering up the track from the Banns Road towards Lough Shannagh (below Doan...

Slieve Foye
Onzy 6 days ago.
Sunday route over Slieve Foye and along the ridge for a bit... walk, Len: 9.9km, Climb: 439m, Area: Slieve Foye, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) Slie...

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