We already have wild boar, roe, fallow and muntjac deer in the Forest of Dean, but soon we could see more pretty impressive mammals roaming the forest!
Proposals are being put together, which if passed will see cattle, horses and ponies grazing parts of the forest.
One thing I will say is that they have mentioned fencing parts of the forest. I wonder if this was ever considered where the wild boars are concerned? I doubt it!
Personally I look forward to these proposals being approved as the sheep, even though a nusiance to motorists, did a bloody good job grazing the forest. Since the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001 we hardly have any grazing sheep in the forest, so it will be fantastic to see free grazing mammals like cattle and ponies taking over where they left off.
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