Jeremy Clarkson, 60, has addressed the suggestion from Gardeners’ World host Monty Don that Britain should reintroduce wolves to curb the number of deer in the country that are “eating all the trees”. The Top Gear star, in turn, provided his own proposal to put a stop to “Bambi” from destroying woodland.
Jeremy shared: “Monty Don, the smooth-voiced gardener with the voluminous corduroy trousers, reckons that Britain is home to far too many deer.
“He says that Bambi is eating all the trees and that if nothing is done to check the numbers, Britain’s woodlands will soon be completely destroyed.
“I agree with that but I’m not sure that his suggested solution will work very well.
“Because he wants us to reintroduce wolves,” he added in his The Sun column.
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“But all animals need to have predators and if deer eat all the trees then the wildlife that benefits from those trees will disappear.
“I’d love to see wolves in this country but it has to be done safely. I’m sure it’s possible as they’ve been reintroduced elsewhere in Europe,”
The gardener described the chance of being “attacked” by wolves as being “small”.
He added, that because “we are on such an urban island”, the wolves will only be viable in the most remote places, and culling will still have to be part of the equation.
The broadcaster also claimed that gardeners have an important role in looking after the wildlife in Britain rather than just often “battling” with them.
Monty explained that gardeners should not be killing slugs, as he described his grievance toward using “pesticides and herbicides”.
Gathering up sticks and twigs to make a home for bugs in his Herefordshire garden, he explained how he had learned to embrace wildlife that as previously thought of as pests.
“My attitude towards slugs and other ‘pests’ have changed over the years but I haven’t used pesticides or herbicides or anything like that for 40 years,” he said.