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It was enjoying a feed of peanuts. Would this be a Field Mouse or the type that might be found inside?
Worst summer weather I've ever known in the UK. You?
I thought we were winning with our little Minette, she was comfortable, strolling in the sunshine and had begun to eat much better (poached chicken and a bowl of double cream a day), but this morning...
We have been adopted by her ladyship. To aid her access to home/ garden we have installed a cat flap. She is happy to use it to go out but seems to need her servants to open it when she returns. Is...
I have just come across a post that ladybirder posted a little while ago which really broke my heart. I think dogs are the most loyal, precious and loving animals i have ever met, they should be...
Commenting on my cat's weight last night the vet told me one Dreamie was the equivalent to me eating 3 doughnuts! can you believe that?
On your pooch, please and I hope you've had a better day
The last few days I have had a number of bees on my grass that walk around for a bit then just die. Why is this do you think and why my garden??...
I have two female Leopard Geckos and I was just wondering if this is an appropriate meal to fatten them up. They're almost a year old. 10 a.m.: 12 medium crickets 7 p.m.: Dubai Roaches if my geckos...
In my local museum there are trays of flies and beetles. In some cases only one example is recorded. Is there a word to describe an animal, for which there is only one known example?
http://www.glaslynwildlife.co.uk/live/ This was posted yesterday, but I thought I would give it a fresh thread. That poor bird must be soaked through ! The two chicks that she is protecting are doing...
Last week we treated ourselves to a gorgeous brand new bedroom carpet in silver grey - so luxurious. I've woken up at 4am to a strange sound in bedroom. Warily I've turned on bedside light to see one...
My neighbour has taken in an 11-year-old Dalmatian - the owner having gone into care. At night 'Coco' insists on sleeping on a brand-new sofa she has just bought. How can she dissuade her from doing...
The city fox scratches in bins for his food But, out in the country, his cousin lives well On rabbit and pheasant and other fine game Whilst rough, tatty townie recoils from the smell. What could I...
Caspar appears to have flea Dermatitis. He's very irritated along the middle of his back. Can I still apply Advantage?...
https://www.thedodo.com/bramble-cay-melomys-climate-1858741820.html?utm_source=The+Dodo+Newsletter&utm_campaign=e16a1d7de1-06_15_2016_NL&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4342b46fc5-e16a1d7de1-142529385...
I've noticed a large number of honey bees hovering around and going in a nest box last couple of weeks. It's on a wall at the back of the garden. I'm not scared of bees but should I worry about it?...
This is my first 'summer' at this house and yesterday and today I have noticed a small group of bees around the bottom corner of my roof. I think one at a time is getting into the roof but can't be...
Sold an eight week, vaccinated, microchipped lab puppy four weeks ago. Collected it yesterday as they didn't want anymore said it was unruly etc. Got him home, good as gold, no issues as yet, think...
Small red and black butterflies in our garden -anybody know what they might be please ?

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