Most fasinating wildlife creature you found in France

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Your scops owl sound is similar to that of the midwife toad that I mentioned earlier:
https://www.newsflare.com/video/142840/ ... nds-france

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I've also seen the yellow and black salamander in the garden. (aka Fire Salamander) Harmless but don't let your dog annoy one. It will secrete a milky irritant from pores in its skin that serves as protection. I used to think there wasn't much going on in our garden but one day I went out early after there had been a decent snowfall to find loads of different tracks crisscrossing the field. :o
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Greater spotted cuckoo, they tend to be confined to Mediterranean areas. Saw a juvenile being fed by a pair of magpies.descriptive link: https://www.birdwords.co.uk/bird-factsh ... landarius/

It’s call is completely unlike that of the common cuckoo.
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One of the most surreal wildlife experiences for me is listening to red deer stags roaring at the same time as cicadas and crickets.

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Stompie wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:32 pm
One of the most surreal wildlife experiences for me is listening to red deer stags roaring at the same time as cicadas and crickets.
The sound of the stags for me too, and one day walking in the field with the dogs alongside the edge of the forest, a stag came out of the trees and leaped right over the top of me. A never to be forgotten moment.

The dogs never noticed him. :roll:

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A huge hare ran in front of us last night. The guy in the back of the car spent the rest of the journey arguing that it was a biche. It wisnae that big.

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I've seen one hare in four years here. I really miss them, especially at this time of year. I can't say I miss the rabbits though, they were a pure pest!

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Stompie wrote:
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I've seen one hare in four years here. I really miss them, especially at this time of year. I can't say I miss the rabbits though, they were a pure pest!
Don't think I have ever seen a hare here, not many rabbits either, but they must be around because Tosca seems to be on a mission to clear up after them. Eugh. :(

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We used to see hares regularly, at least one a permanent resident of our bit of France, but of late - very rare - in fact, I can't remember the last time I saw one. Very sad! :cry: :cry:
Rabbits extremely rare! Only seen one on a handful of occasions in the middle of a village 4 km away!
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A slo-worm under some plastic sheeting that i moved to paint a wall. What a lovely thing it was.

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