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Who Is That Adder At Your Feet?

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The UK Adder (also commonly named European Adder) gets a considerably lousy rap by the Press. Every springtime, it seems we need to beware of this lethal predator. Yes, we need to be careful of the adder and other snakes after their hibernation period (October to March). But not because they're out to make our lives miserable as we take a walk in the forest, but rather so we don't disturb them.

During spring mornings, adders can often be seen basking in the sun to warm their bodies. Given old…

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Badgering Through The World

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We don't really see much of badgers unless we go out at night and look for them, they are shy and sweet. They are wisely scared of humans. 

The badger extends from Britain, across Europe, and into the Middle East. Most people in the UK adore badgers as they represent a symbol of the British countryside. However, our ever-encroaching presence on their habitat leaves roughly 50,000 dead on the roads every year. In addition farming has killed many, with the idea that badgers affect the animals we …

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Who Is That Grey Squirrel Sizing up Your Nuts? 

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The grey squirrel gets a bad rap and is even blamed for the loss of red squirrels in the UK - yet he is just living his life, like we all are, so let's get to know him a bit better shall we? 

The Grey Squirrel is a familiar mammal to many in the UK. They can be found almost anywhere from woods, gardens, and parks and to urban areas. They often appear relatively tame and frequently many people's homes and bird feeders. 

They were introduced from North America in the late 19th Century as an exot…

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