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    Today's Wildlife Encounter

    A long eared owl in a small copse not far from Helwith Bridge, while out running last night.


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    I have a Fox friend that wanders past work at around 3am, didn't see him last night though, must have had a hot date with some foxy vixen
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    Just got in from walking dogs,a barn owl hunting round the same field i was in,great to watch.

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    black factory cat

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    Not a thing out last night round the River Mersey. All watching some football game.

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    Re: Today's Wildlife Encounter

    Dog Pack Attacks Crocodile

    At times nature can be cruel, but there is also a raw beauty, and even a certain justice manifested within that cruelty.

    The crocodile, one of the oldest and ultimate predators, normally considered the 'apex predator', can still fall victim to implemented 'team work' strategy, made possible due to the tight knit social structure and 'survival of the pack mentality' bred into the canines.

    See the remarkable photograph below courtesy of Nature Magazine. Note that the Alpha dog has a muzzle hold on the croc preventing it from breathing, while another dog has a hold on the tail to keep it from thrashing. The third dog attacks the soft underbelly of the croc.




    Not for the squeamish...





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    curlews, kestrels, mountains hares in various states of white-brown, grouse.

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    2 Peacocks on the side of the road, in fact they very nearly tried to knock me off my bike...ninja peacocks

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    I got a bit too close to a couple of Canada Geese on the Naden middle reservoir today when I was running along a narrow path. They had 3 goslings who looked to be recently hatched. One of the geese gave me a right old hiss.

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    Re: Today's Wildlife Encounter

    Quote Originally Posted by merrylegs View Post
    I have a Fox friend that wanders past work at around 3am, didn't see him last night though, must have had a hot date with some foxy vixen
    Or possibly splattered by an 18 wheeler??

    Heron, 2 swans, several moorhens all scattered by my daft lab on our morning walk by the river...she only wants to play but it never works!
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