Thought this worth repeating from today's Durlston Diary:
" ...A Roe Deer was flushed out of its cover in Saxon field by a dog whose owner was not in sight. When gently asked to please keep it under control as there are also ground-nesting Skylarks in the southern half of the field the response was ‘he’s very friendly and doesn’t chase birds’ and ‘I understand about the Skylarks, my husband and I are environmentalists’ – followed by walking diagonally through the middle of the Skylark territories. If this is peoples idea of environmentalism this species long-term future looks grim."
Why can' t people realise that the rules do apply to them - not just other people?