Just wondering if anyone has any insight into the rights and wrongs of finding and keeping fallen antlers on private land......
I own a smallholding of about 35 acres. One of the main reasons I bought the place was due to the abundance of wildlife that visits the land. I love nothing better than watching the two huge resident stags from my bedroom window, and have watched them grow some pretty impressive antlers over the last year.
Over the past month i've been out most days roaming around my land looking for antlers, but so far found nothing. So imagine my anger and disappointment when I found out that a local contractor, who I had employed to come and do a job for me last week, had found a set of antlers in my field whilst he was here, and had decided to take them home without even mentioning it to me. Right now I wish I'd never employed the guy- I feel like he has stolen from me!!!
Does anyone have any idea if he is in the wrong? Am I overreacting?
I just feel so gutted that this has happened but wanted to get a few other opinions before I do/say anything to him.
Thanks in advance for your replies!