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mumofstig

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #465 on: August 14, 2017, 17:14 »
Head down weeding in my garden at home and became aware of 'something' at my side. I looked to the side and was face to face with a young fox  :D

It stopped a while, looking at me, before deciding I wasn't safe to be near and darted off into next door's wilderness garden  :lol: I'm still not sure how he/she got in, there appears to be no access point from that side, and neighbour was sitting in his garden and didn't see the fox.

Wildlife is always closer than we think..
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #466 on: September 14, 2017, 13:50 »
How lovely MUM.

Had a similar experience years ago picking raspberries from a long high and thick patch. As I made my way along the row the whole patch around me seemed to "spring". I thought it might be a hefty bird until I looked over/through the raspberries and saw a flash of reddy brown vanishing only to stop a few meters away.

I had disturbed a young snoozing fox - we both looked at each other rather stunned. I'm not sure if I had trodden on its tail by accident or it had simply woken in a start.

Lovely looking creatures when they are in good condition but I'm not encouraging them to visit me. So pleased to no longer have all my potatoes unearthed every time I earthed them up... an no unpleasant calling cards around the place.

PS - they are brilliant at scaling fences and walls!!
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #467 on: October 17, 2017, 13:34 »
Portuguese men of war on the beach !
The tentacles are long and hard to see !
Dog walkers and bathers beware !
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