A very tiny baby snapping turtle. This little guy got washed onto the path during a flood the night before after some heavy rain. I usually wouldn't disturb wildlife, but he looked a little dried out and was right in the middle of the path. We didn't want it to get stepped on so we carried it to the water that was a little ways away from the path. After a couple seconds it crawled into the water and swam away.
I've never seen a full grown snapping turtle but I think it's pretty cool how fierce its little face looks as a baby...and look at those little claws!
The diet of magpie-robins includes mainly insects and other invertebrates. Although mainly insectivorous, they are known to occasionally take flower nectar, geckos, leeches, centipedes and even fish. They are often active late at dusk.
Die Tage werden wieder kürzer und das Rehwild wird aktiver, dass hängt mit der bevorstehenden Brunftzeit zusammen. Die Faistzeit geht zu Ende und die Böcke beginnen ihre Territorien intensiv zu verteidigen! Wie sieht es bei euch mit den Böcken aus? Wann ist bei euch Hochbrunft? Treiben eventuell schon Böcke? Weidmannsheil aus der @aujagd.at
The red deer. Britain’s largest land mammal. On relatively tiny island off the European subcontinent, these are one of the few species that we can vaguely regard as mega fauna. To live on an island like this, they have certainly adapted to a number of habitats. Most often found in woodlands but also more than happy within inner-city parks, farmland and here in freshwater wetlands.
These much as these giants are awesome, wouldn’t it be great if we could have some other large mammals recolonise the UK? Well, that dream isn’t too far off.
As announced today, EUROPEAN BISON will be released into Blean Woods, just next to my old university in Canterbury. The aim is, by reintroducing these keystone species to the ancient woodland, they will provide natural habitat management. That is awesome.
Whilst we’re at it, we should probably consider bringing woolly rhinos and mammoths back. Why not?