We have seen bears before. On Vancouver Island we saw black bears on at least two occasions but I never took the opportunity to photograph them. If you want to see great pictures of black bears then visit Tofino Photography. In Romania they have European Brown Bears and, this time, I did get pictures. Our guide and a local ranger took us to a hide on the side of a steep hill that overlooked an area some 300 metres below. We saw at least four different adult bears – some gingery brown, some much darker.
Lyme Park in Derbyshire is a beautiful place to walk and a great place to see Red Deer. The main herd is clearly visible and, hidden in the long grass some distance from the herd, there are a small number of challenger stags… preparing to rut with the boss any day soon.
The Botanical Gardens in Copenhagen seemed to be a great place for red squirrels. (apologies to anyone who saw the original blog where I erroneously stated the squirrels were in Malmo – sometimes my memory is rubbish!)
Wild rabbits usually dive into their burrows as humans approach but this was one of several, in a park in Malmo, that was either more bold or more stupid than other wild rabbits. Or maybe there are less predators around…
Possibly introduced by the Romans in the first century and then reintroduced by the Normans in the tenth century for hunting in the royal parks – Fallow deer are one of six species of deer now living freely in the UK.