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    first pigeons from the english cliffs, then the green parrots of the main parks, then peregrine falcons...

    what unlikely animals next?

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    i saw a squashed hedgehog on the road in west ham on christmas day

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    then there was the rash of terrapin dumping, teenage mutant ninja turtle mania years, that led to established breeding populations in the lakes and waterways of london

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    reports of red kite round chalk farm

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    https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/thin...ages/deer.aspx

    Muntjac

    The eleventh Duke of Bedford introduced the Muntjac, a small Asian deer, to his Woburn estate at the turn of the century. Escapees successfully bred and have now spread over much of the country. They have since become widespread throughout the Epping Forest district.
    Appearance

    The Muntjac is about the size of a Labrador dog, with a characteristic rounded back. They have a rich brown coat. The bucks have small pointed antlers and distinctive protruding canine teeth projecting from the upper jaw as short tusks.

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    Otters in the Thames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiLhead View Post
    Otters in the Thames?
    that would be great

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    teenage mutant ninja turtle mania years

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    Probably Martin’s monkeys.

    Foxes should also get a mention here. Loads of em.

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    Back in 2013 I was staying at my mate Sean Shapiro’s and we took his kids to the park in Borehamwood (Europe’s fastest growing Jewish community, incidentally) and saw a Red Kite circling in the sky. So I’m not surprised if they are making it into London by now.

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    i saw another seal in the thames yesterday. that's 2 in one year after never having seen on in the previous 38 years.

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    I saw them a few times in the docks around Canada Square when I worked around there, '09-'11.
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    right i think maybe you told me that before in which case i almost certainly replied, as i am about to do now, that they reputedly all hang around Billingsgate.

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