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Reports of potential stoat sightings are incredibly important, and we cannot thank you enough for your support! If you think you've seen a stoat, please tell us as soon as possible. The sooner we know then the more success we will have catching it. Don't delay tell us today!

An accurate map reference is vital when telling us where you have seen a stoat. We recommend using What3Words mapping, as it is precise to three metres. You can pop the What3Words reference in the stoat reporting form below under 'other useful information.'

Alternatively, you can use this map and zoom quite far into it using the + signs to help choose the precise location. By pressing the small square icon on the left-hand side of the map underneath the + and - signs you can also enlarge the map to full screen which will enable you to zoom in even closer to provide a more detailed map reference for us. Pressing the square icon again brings you back to the normal web page. An online grid finder will also help you find the essential reference for the form.

For any help with identification, please check out our handy guide on how to identify a stoat from how it looks and its footprints.

If you would like to know what happened as a result of the sighting you sent to us please request this on the form in the 'other useful information' box.

Sighting Information

Please provide as much information as possible. Although some information is optional, it would help us if you can provide contact details so we can contact you to verify sighting information if needed.
Click on the map above to find a grid reference.
All sightings are essential even if the stoat is dead. Knowing which reports are live stoats will become increasingly important as stoat numbers decrease.
Stoats tend to be brown in summer, but can become white (ermine) or partially white over winter. This detail helps us know if sightings from the same area are likely to be different stoats.
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Please add any detail in here which will help show the precise location where you saw the stoat eg on road, in grass, on rocks etc.
If you can please include information about what the stoat was doing eg ran into a wall, ran across the road into a ditch, trying to take eggs from a nest etc.

Contact Information

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