In the peat district of Friesland, a fresh dead Buzzard was found on 18 November 2013. The carpal joint of the right wing had become entangled in the thorny twigs of a low Rubus fruticosa bush underneath a Sorbus aucuparia. The bird was emaciated and had produced a pellet (containing a Microtus arvalis). The circumstances leading to this death remain a mystery, but as brambles thrive in nature reserves (which become increasingly dry), it is speculated that mortality from entanglement in brambles should occur more often nowadays than in the past.