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A nose for trouble...

sniffer dog Quinn is to spend the next five weeks roaming the Outer Hebrides in Scotland to help save threatened species of bumblebees.

Quinn, a specially trained Springer Spaniel, has been recruited by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

The group's unique project aims to establish the number of rare bumblebees in the UK and how best to protect them.

Quinn has been trained to point his nose at a hive rather than get too close and risk a sting.

At one time there were 25 British species of bumblebee but three are now extinct, and nine more need urgent protection.