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Bob Abell31/08/2015 22:30:06
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We've been feeding the Foxes for a few years now, but for the last four months or so, they failed to appear

About two weeks ago, a Hedgehog turned up?

We've not had a Hedgehog in the garden for about 40 years!

It called every night for it's tinned Hotdogs

Tonight, we had the predicted Gunfight at the OK Corral!

Guess what?.....They just ignored each other!

That was a nice surprise!



Andy C31/08/2015 22:50:29
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Hi Bob

And there is me trying desperately to get rid of the three foxes from my garden. They s@&£ everywhere and are really noisy. Not good for the kids playing on the grass.


Bob Abell31/08/2015 22:59:07
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Sorry Andy....We don't have any problems?

We love the wildlife......They are precious, but slowly fading away


Paul T04/09/2015 19:06:00
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Typical Cheshire wildlife

Image result for badger in garden

But imagine waking up to this pair on the lawn

Image result for hippo in garden

Bob Abell04/09/2015 20:11:42
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Nice to see you are getting your humour back


ChrisB04/09/2015 20:25:17
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Good for the roses Paul? 🌹🌹🌹

Peter Fitness05/09/2015 06:52:28
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Bob, here's some Aussie wild life. The kangaroos, a mother and her joey, were just outside our daughter's back fence in Blackwater, central Queensland. The koalas were in a tree only 20 metres from our own house.


roos at blackwater.jpg

Koala and baby at home.jpg

Bob Abell05/09/2015 07:36:20
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Thank you, Peter

A nice response

Are the Roos and Koala's seen as harmless wildlife....Or are they a pest at times?

The Foxes in the UK are a real pest at times, but the Hedgehogs are rare peaceful creatures and are welcome in the garden


Peter Fitness07/09/2015 06:41:56
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Bob, roos can be a real pest, especially to graziers and farmers growing crops. Since white settlement in Australia roos have flourished due to land clearance, pasture improvement, improved water supply etc., and in places they can appear in almost plague proportions. Controlled shooting has taken place in some areas to prevent total destruction of the land, much to the horror of the animal liberationists, but it is necessary, and legal. There is no danger of them becoming a threatened species however, as they can be seen all over rural Australia in large numbers.

Koalas, on the other hand, are an inoffensive, peaceful animal much loved by all Australians, and tourists. Unfortunately, they are suffering the effects of habitat destruction as well as an insidious disease called chlamydia, which doesn't seem to affect animals which are not under any stress. However, animals who are suffering stress caused by the encroachment of humans on their habitat are susceptible.

Foxes, which were introduced to Australia by early settlers, are a real pest here too, as they are deadly on domestic chickens. I know, because we have lost numerous chickens to them over the years.


Bob Abell07/09/2015 07:40:01
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Very interesting, Peter

We have a TV series here sometimes, and a chap in Oz has devoted his life to saving orphaned Roos!

He'd better not find out, that they exist in epidemic numbers!

We have a creature here in the UK called the Badger. ....Although they are plentiful, I've never seen one!

In some parts of England, they are being culled.,.......Much to the displeasure of the general public

They are being blamed for spreading a Bovine infection

What a tipsy turvy world, hey?

Hedgehogs are quite rare these days

Eventually, the wildlife will only exist in controlled areas?


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