Ian Pease, the forest’s conservation warden said
I’m fed up with picking up dead sheep worried or killed by out-of-control dogs
last week we had two killed, one on Wednesday evening and one on Thursday morning (December 1 and 2)
They were perfectly healthy animals that were found dead with bite marks on their back legs.
People have also letting their dogs off the lead while walking near the cows and young calves which also graze the forest.
Alas none of this surprises me. There seems to be a number of dog walkers who let Rover run all over the place regardless of the signs. The lake and boardwalk area is leads only but many owners ignore it. Equally there are signs asking visitors to keep dogs away from livestock. I have commented to the Trust that the signs are pretty poor generally and you could easily miss them as some look like info signs - you know the sort of thing "this way to the cafe, this way to the...." and a sign of a dog on a lead those clear is easy to miss..
And let me add I don't blame the dog I blame the owner!