THE majority of Britain’s hedgehogs, moles and hares have made homes in derelict DVD libraries.
The libraries, which were constructed in the last decade and are now largely abandoned, have returned to nature and become a refuge for the country’s largely unremarkable wildlife.
A Wildlife Trust spokesman said: “Adders like to curl up around season 1-5 of 24, otters love Christmas Top Gear spin-offs and the muntjac deer likes the open spaces of a Sopranos box with the first four series lent out.”
Hairdresser Carolyn Ryan said: “My flatmate and I were watching Netflix when I thought I saw movement behind my DVDs of Ricky Gervais Live.
“I picked it up and, once the dust had cleared, saw a pair of black eyes staring back at me. Apparently six generations of pine martens have lived and died underneath my Sex and the City collectors’ edition boxset.
“It’s incredible to think that, hidden behind three series and a Christmas special of Little Britain, an entire ecosystem was thriving. Before I had them gassed.”