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crmcatee

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111 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Cuddly thing spotted today.

CMAC6104 by CRMCATEE, on Flickr

LongQ

9,983 posts

117 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
crmcatee said:
Cuddly thing spotted today.

CMAC6104 by CRMCATEE, on Flickr
Nice.

New fur coat in the offing? Did you measure it for size?

crmcatee

4,439 posts

111 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Not when it was 28 deg C.. smile

LongQ

9,983 posts

117 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
crmcatee said:
Not when it was 28 deg C.. smile
But surely you have to plan ahead for -28 deg C ... ?

Japveesix

2,225 posts

52 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
crmcatee said:
Cuddly thing spotted today.

CMAC6104 by CRMCATEE, on Flickr
Nice, guess you must live somewhere remote like Dartmoor or maybe the Lake District as I never see bears in the cities at all.....

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Dogsey

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3,798 posts

114 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Japveesix said:
crmcatee said:
Cuddly thing spotted today.

CMAC6104 by CRMCATEE, on Flickr
Nice, guess you must live somewhere remote like Dartmoor or maybe the Lake District as I never see bears in the cities at all.....
hehe

crmcatee

4,439 posts

111 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Japveesix said:
Nice, guess you must live somewhere remote like Dartmoor or maybe the Lake District as I never see bears in the cities at all.....
Correct - here's Maidstone earlier yesterday. smile



CMAC5928 by CRMCATEE, on Flickr

Japveesix

2,225 posts

52 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
crmcatee said:
Correct - here's Maidstone earlier yesterday. smile



CMAC5928 by CRMCATEE, on Flickr
I'm genuinely incredibly jealous. Canada is very high on my list of places to visit, for the sole purpose of seeing wildlife and exploring huge remote wilderness areas.

Sadly I'm amazingly poor at the moment, but next time I've have some spare cash I'll definitely be going bear, orca, wolf and moose hunting. Maybe even try to see some Canadian beavers whilst I'm there smile

jmorgan

19,975 posts

168 months

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By Me (Plenum)

And something that is not yet full grown


bear piccy on flickr

Dogsey

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3,798 posts

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Had my first encounter of any length with a small sounder of boar tonight for ages and highly enjoyable it was too!


Boar 01 by dogsey, on Flickr


Boar 02 by dogsey, on Flickr


B&W Boar by dogsey, on Flickr

ETA: We are again facing a cull of boar without any certainty of their numbers. Estimates seems to vary wildly between 150-200 through to 650+. The Forestry Commission have decided that they need to cull 100 boar between now and January, this could have a potentially devastating effect on the boar population. Please sign and forward the petition to suspend this cull for 12 months to help us get a better idea of how many boar there really are.

Stop the Wild Boar Cull

Thanks.

Edited by Dogsey on Thursday 20th September 22:14

JSS 911

1,527 posts

95 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all

Fallow Deer by sinky 911, on Flickr

tenex

1,010 posts

52 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
JSS 911 said:

Fallow Deer by sinky 911, on Flickr


I think they might have spotted you. wink
Nice pic.
The boar look good too Dogsey. thumbup

LongQ

9,983 posts

117 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all


Hover Fly on marigold flower.

JSS 911

1,527 posts

95 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
New Forest


Stags at Dawn by sinky 911, on Flickr

DibblyDobbler

7,575 posts

81 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
^^^ I like that! clap

2slo

1,915 posts

51 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Very good work on here everyone, be it Boars, Bears, Deer or insects smile

I went out armed with my 7D looking for birds and wildlife this morning. Nothing with any legs worth photographing (unless you want to see my tripod smile) so the best I could manage is a shot of late summer flowers:


Japveesix

2,225 posts

52 months

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2slo said:
Very good work on here everyone, be it Boars, Bears, Deer or insects smile

I went out armed with my 7D looking for birds and wildlife this morning. Nothing with any legs worth photographing (unless you want to see my tripod smile) so the best I could manage is a shot of late summer flowers:

Himalayan Balsam, Kill it, kill it with fire!

2slo

1,915 posts

51 months

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Japveesix said:
2slo said:
Very good work on here everyone, be it Boars, Bears, Deer or insects smile

I went out armed with my 7D looking for birds and wildlife this morning. Nothing with any legs worth photographing (unless you want to see my tripod smile) so the best I could manage is a shot of late summer flowers:

Himalayan Balsam, Kill it, kill it with fire!
Just a wild flower to me. Care to explain?

Japveesix

2,225 posts

52 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
2slo said:
Japveesix said:
2slo said:
Very good work on here everyone, be it Boars, Bears, Deer or insects smile

I went out armed with my 7D looking for birds and wildlife this morning. Nothing with any legs worth photographing (unless you want to see my tripod smile) so the best I could manage is a shot of late summer flowers:

Himalayan Balsam, Kill it, kill it with fire!
Just a wild flower to me. Care to explain?
Himalayan Balsam is an introduced species because it grows easily and looks nice in gardens - I admit it is quite pretty. Found natively in the Himalayas (surprisingly!) it seems to do exceptionally well here and is now one of the most persistant, destructive, rapidly spreading and difficult to manage invasive species in the country.

Takes over whole riverbanks (leaving no room for any native plants at all) then dies off leaving a completely exposed river bank that then washes away as soon as there's some rain/high flow.

On the plus side it does pull up very easily and is quite satisfying to do it - try it next time, get a firm grip and pull. Their roots are amazingly small and shallow, even on the 12-15foot monsters smile

2slo

1,915 posts

51 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Japveesix said:
Himalayan Balsam is an introduced species because it grows easily and looks nice in gardens - I admit it is quite pretty. Found natively in the Himalayas (surprisingly!) it seems to do exceptionally well here and is now one of the most persistant, destructive, rapidly spreading and difficult to manage invasive species in the country.

Takes over whole riverbanks (leaving no room for any native plants at all) then dies off leaving a completely exposed river bank that then washes away as soon as there's some rain/high flow.

On the plus side it does pull up very easily and is quite satisfying to do it - try it next time, get a firm grip and pull. Their roots are amazingly small and shallow, even on the 12-15foot monsters smile
Well I didn't know that, thanks smile As it happens, this was the only bit of colour along the riverside in our village which hadn't been washed away by the flooding last week. I take your point about it's invasive nature but, given the circumstances, I was glad to see it.
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