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Simon King Simon King | 18:20 UK time, Tuesday, 26 May 2009

This year my hi-tech team and I have been set what is possibly our toughest Springwatch mission yet: to film a polecat.

You can follow this mission on the show but we'd also like to build up a picture of polecat populations across the UK. The muntjac survey we did for Autumnwatch was so successful we'd like to do the same again for polecats. And this is where you come in...

Have you seen a polecat? Have you taken a photo of one? Have you even filmed one? Tell us about your sightings below, upload a video or send us a picture to our Flickr group (it would really help us if you could tag it 'polecat').

With your help we'll be able to build a map of polecat populations across the country.

(If you're unsure about the difference between a polecat and a ferret have a look at this clip from BBC Wales' wildlife expert Iolo Williams.)

Thank you!

Update 27th May
Wow! Thanks for the amazing response. There's been some really interesting sightings here. Please keep them coming in. Here's a slideshow of some of the pictures you've sent in so far.


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