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Attempted moorland arson:

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Chris Monk
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Posted: 13 Apr 2010
Its only April but already the idiotic arsonists are on the loose. A week of dry weather, moderate easterly winds and a couple of criminals decide it will be a laugh to try and set fire to the moors. Luckily they didn't succeed but see the story on the BBC news website.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/derbyshire/8615677.stm

From the description I suspect its a small triangular area of unfenced  moorland bordered by three minor roads. The moorland is a bit degraded - subject to lots of dog walking as the neighbouring areas are all walled off from the road. No adders on that area but normally reasonable numbers of common lizard.

Chris
Derbyshire Amphibian & Reptile Group
www.derbyshirearg.co.uk

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