Monday, 21 September 2015
'Extinct' species spotted on South Coast
A rare example of the the Japanese Lesser Spotted Hooker, last sighted around the turn of century, was seen by thousands of enthusiastic twitchers at the Brighton Community Stadium on Saturday.
The Hooker (named after its characteristic hooking motion it makes with its leg during scrummages in games of what is known as 'rugby') has been missing for several years, having been forced out of its natural habitat by a bigger, burlier species commonly known as the Prop, and by changes to the laws which has made its environment less habitable.
It would appear, however, that the Hooker is making something of a comeback, with it's trademark hooking motion allowing other species such as Half Backs to flourish. It is also rumoured that a Canadian strain of the same species was spotted in South Wales the same weekend.