Wildlife’s Out; It Must Be Spring


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.




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




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 🙂





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

  1. Whooh you have scorpions that’s scary


  2. So chickens can snack safely on scorpions?


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