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I just went to pick up a few twigs under the trees and almost picked up a young adder. By the time I had limped off to get a camera it had gone. So it's still in the borders.

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Loving the nesting box, Jan

Crikey Ray! How near is the nearest medical facility? Do they have anti venom? If not, find out where you have to go to find some.

Outside our lounge windows we have a Mahonia with a grape vine growing through it. there is a Blackbird nest in it this year and they are working so hard at feeding the young. At the front of the house is a Pyracantha hedge and we have a Wren nesting in there along with another Blackbird. Georgia carefully brought me one of the newly hatched blackbird babies one day. I put it back and we fenced if off so that she didn't disturb them by looking for more babies to "rescue".

For the first time in over 30 years we have no moorhens on the pond Partly due to owning a flipping Spaniel and partly due to the road being busier each year that goes by. The joy of seeing those tiny dots emerge each year was wonderful.

Do you get Hedgehogs in Germany and France? I found one down the bridlepath that was out in daylight hours and looking quite poorly. I found a specialist rescue who came and picked her up. She was, apparently, an elderly lady hog. They checked the poo sample I gave them for worms but she was clear so they just nursed her back to a good, healthy weight and I released her where I found her a week or so ago.
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Not sure about any anti venom facilities Pat but dialling 15 we get paramedics toute de suite. We have seen maybe 4 or 5 snakes in 20 years here. Luckily all have been seen before we came too close.

Blooming poop.!!! Every day I go all over my 1200 sq.m. of lawn (couch) picking up twigs, dandelion heads and the odd dog poop. But always there are up to 20 what looks like hedgehog poops. I scrape em up and take another tour only to find another dozen.
We either have many pooping hogs or one very incontinent one but never see them. 2 to 3 in long black poop or a 5 in trail.

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Will paramedics carry an anti venom though?

Could you hose the poop into the ground? I do agree that it is horrible and smelly
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Dunno Pat. Will have to ask our nurse that comes in to me daily.
By the time I find it Pat it's kinda going hardish plus it would need a bluddy long hose. I wish we could see them but the movement camera we bought a while back never seems to do what I want it to and just runs batteries down at great cost.

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Dunno Pat. Will have to ask our nurse that comes in to me daily.
By the time I find it Pat it's kinda going hardish plus it would need a bluddy long hose. I wish we could see them but the movement camera we bought a while back never seems to do what I want it to and just runs batteries down at great cost.

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Hedgehogs are active at night.

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Yes Jan. Ours are very active.!!
Our 20 odd bird houses are very busy with sparrows and tits but the swallow nest remains empty even though we do see them flying under the car port.

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I have only seen 2 swallows together so far this year and one of those wanted to stay in my house.

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Will paramedics carry an anti venom though?
Apparently Pat as and when you call '15' and mention Anti Venom or Snake Bite they bring one out of the fridge.

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