Dear All, Just a brief note to let people (who may be unaware) that the stag beetle is now considered to be endangered. The little chap (photo attached) was outside the front door two weeks ago and I managed to jettison him (carefully) over the wall to the tennis court as there is more foliage. Two days later, on my way home, the little (ha! - he's at least 3 inches long) chap was next to the house again on the pavement - for fear of him being squished by someone, I did the same again. Hopefully he has found a safer place now to inhabit. Apparently they generally only feast upon dead wood but, if necessary and they appear unwell, you can give them sugar water and fruit as well. Anyway, I was intrigued and just wanted to let others know. There is a website for these beetles so that they can track where sightings are seen. I myself am on the Isle of Wight but in a town where there is more concrete than woodland (for those who may still think the Island to be a countryside with thatched cottages).