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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Friday, 4 March 2016

WILDLIFE. (04/03/16)

After a very wild night dawn arrived with a weak sun and a gentle breeze. I took a long lens out as I thought I'd get a picture of a squirrel. I did but it isn’t a very good image. I was a little disappointed as there must be dozens of them around or a couple of very hungry ones. Everywhere I walk there are chewed pine cones._MG_3870
Eventually I got close enough to snap a squirrel.
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I even managed to find a couple of deer.
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Last night I could hear the big cat calling. I have caught glimpses of it and it looks like a Puma. I went out with the torch and saw it’s eyes and then it disappeared. I now have the Wildcamera set up and will see if that gets any pictures.
Have a good weekend.

36 comments:

  1. Don't think I would go a roaming at night with the possibility of something like a Puma about. Hope you manage to capture a photo of it with the remote camera.

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  2. John it runs away. The slightly odd thing is that the dogs don't pick it's scent up but then if it smells like a cat they would just ignore it.

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  3. You'll probably end up with photos of the local scabby tabby?...good luck!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, with my expertise I'll end up with a picture of a gorse bush.

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  4. Love the colours of nature in your shots.

    Try a strategically placed peanut in shell left for the squirrels and stand back with your lens and see what happens. Good luck.

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    1. Marie, nothing as the dogs would also be waiting. they didn't notice this one.

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  5. A big cat? I do hope you get a photo.

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    1. John, it's been around for a month or so. I'll do my best.

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  6. I love that little squirrely face! Wish we had them round here.

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    1. Frances, they seem to be doing well here. They are pretty little animals.

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  7. A Puma, now that would be a great photo,i hope you have more luck than i did today with Pochard and Shelduck

    peter

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    1. Peter, quite a few folk have seen it. I saw a bit of it amongst the gorse. Be good to get a clear shot of it.

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  8. Good luck. Getting a puma would be fantastic. And... once again, thanks for your nice words on my stuff.

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    1. Bill, I'm not holding my breath.

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  9. A puma!! Wow! I hadn't thought of them being where you are. Good look with the wildcamera.

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    1. Lynda, it will be an escapee. They aren't a British animal.

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  10. I have entlarged the photo with the squirrel, it's beautiful
    I'm looking forward the photo of the puma ! very exciting !
    happy weekend Adrian

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    1. Marty, I have just checked the remote camera and there is nothing on it. I'll keep trying.

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  11. You sure live in a wild and beautiful part of the world. Hope you get a great shot of a puma!!

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    1. Karen, it would be good but unless it shows more often an almost impossible task.

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  12. Follow the deer, and you might just find the Puma.
    Good luck. It'd be good to get pictures.

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    1. Just after Christmas there was a deer with it's throat ripped out and half it's skin shredded. It was a bit gory for the blog. I don't know what killed it but suspect it was a big cat.

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  13. A super couple of images, Adrian. I hope that you capture something interesting on your Wildcamera. Take good care!

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    1. Richard, nothing from the wild camera with the exception of a couple rabbits.

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  14. Lovely forest and the details.

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  15. El bosque esá precioso Adrian. Has tenido suerte en ver a los ciervos.
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un abrazo

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    1. Laura, ver ciervos mayoría de los días pero la pequeña ardilla es más difícil de encontrar.

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  16. What was it the locals in the pub said to the two yanks in the film American Werewolf in London "stick to the road and keep off the moors" lol and definately don't go watching Dog Soldiers :-)

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    1. Douglas, I'd be thrilled to bits to get a shot of it but not from inside it.

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  17. Let's hope that The Big Cat doesn't enjoy raw Adrians for breakfast.

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    1. YP, not quite raw more pickled.

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  18. Hi Adrian, If it is a puma then you will have to keep a close watch on your dogs. Here in Canada the large cats (Puma, Mountain lion) have been known to attack humans, cattle and Horses also smaller animals like dogs.

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    1. Horst, it's good to hear from you, I hope all is well.
      I am a bit undecided about the cat. I would have expected the farmers to have lost a few sheep locally but they seem fine. I will keep an eye out for it as several folk have seen it.

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