Wildlife’s Out; It Must Be Spring

5

Tuesday 25 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

Spring means sun, long days of blue skies, interspersed with the odd storm now until early May (rarely see a cloud after 10th May).

Spring means the ground starts to harden like granite, so it’s a final rush now for me to get any ‘digging’ jobs done and dusted as soon as practicable.

Spring also means wildlife. I saw my first scorpion this week, resting under a 50m (160′) coiled up 10cm (3″) flat hose. Luckily I saw him in time.

.

DSCF7312_blog

.

Chickens LOVE scorpions by the way. There was quite a tussle over this one.

.

DSCF7322_blog

.

And I also saw my first snake yesterday (normally a ‘feature’ of May), sat calmly on my workbench he was. I looked at him, he hissed a lot, I left.

Spring is also full on tortoise banging season. I kid you not, these horny little blighters do nothing but bang all day long. The noise around the farm with perhaps 30 pairs ‘at it’ can be quite comical at times. This is a dirty video of a young couple I made last year 🙂

.

.

HELLO SPRING!

.

5 thoughts on “Wildlife’s Out; It Must Be Spring

  1. Whooh you have scorpions that’s scary

    Like

  2. So chickens can snack safely on scorpions?

    Like

...waiting to hear from you...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Page Views

  • 558,212 and counting...

Join 2,827 other followers

Posts by Category

Member of The Internet Defense League

Copyright

© Uncle Spike, Uncle Spike's Adventures, 2013-2020

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author is strictly prohibited.

Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Uncle Spike and Uncle Spike's Adventures with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Reblogs, pingbacks and other such links in order to use Uncle Spike's material are of course welcomed.

%d bloggers like this: