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AGAINST all the odds, the calf hiding in the woods near Dunragit
appears to be winning it’s battle for survival.
week, the "Free Press" told of how a one-year-old calf had
fled as it awaited execution at a local foot-and-mouth cull.
animal jumped over a dyke and disappeared into the woods near
Home Farm, Dunragit following the cull on 25th April.
Amazingly, it has remained at large ever since.
beast was subsequently named "Phoenix II" after Phoenix the
calf, whose pitiful photograph is thought to have led to a
change in Government culling policy.
were called in to hunt down Phoenix II last week but have
since given up after they "could not find it".
the farmer, 54-year-old Colin Adams, has been told to try
and capture the calf himself and then Ministry officials will
"come and deal with it".
said that this was not as ominous as it sounds and that Phoenix
II now has a very real chance of survival .