"Pembrokeshire couple intrigued to discover what was causing damage catches culprit on stealth camera".
"Creeping through the darkness, the midnight vandal fells yet another tree with “machete-like” skill.
On a hidden camera planted in their garden, a couple whose trees disappeared from their garden “overnight” have unmasked the unlikely culprit: the first wild beaver spotted in Wales in years.
The discovery has baffled wildlife experts because Wales’s wild beaver population is virtually nonexistent. A small number in colonies several miles away are all accounted for.
The couple, who want to remain anonymous to protect the animal’s location, said: “Some of our trees began to go missing overnight and others were simply being mauled. It looked like someone was hitting them with a machete."