Animals you'd love to see in the wild, but haven't
Otter, Orca, Sea Eagle, Basking Shark.Posted 4 years ago
All perfectly feasible in the UK, these days. I never thought I’d see Red Kites in the wild, now they’re all over the place, even saw one flying over the centre of Chippenham one Saturday afternoon. Same with Ravens, too.
Seen a mole scuttling along the kerb on a main road, once, turned around to go and rescue the daft little bugger, but he’d vanished by the time I got there.
It’s really not at all unusual to see badgers running around in the road around where I live.
Or deer, for that matter; been lucky not to hit one, they suddenly shoot out of field entrances, or even jump over the lower hedges, not what you want landing on your bonnet… 🙁geoffjSubscriber
I’ve seen a wildcat about 1/2 a mile from gj towers – we are in prime wildcat country though.
Would love to see a blue whale – I thought it was going to be very difficult, but since they discovered a population off Sri Lanka, it might just be doable.
I reckon Orca would be pretty good too.Posted 4 years agohousehusbandSubscriber
Am finding ‘Blackfish’ on BBC4 now rather upsetting.Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
DezB – how as a mountain biker have you never seen a badger in the wild?
That’s what I thought.. not enough night riding. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve nearly run over them!
It’d be quicker to list things I HAVE seen that I thought were cool:
Red deer (outside Scotland)
Hare (white and brown)
Abroad:Posted 4 years ago
Orca. Always been my favourite since I was a nipper.
Saw enormous basking sharks, bottlenose dolphins and loads of harbour porpoise off Mull. They see Orcas a couple of times a year; a pod of transients known as the West Coast Community. Seemingly, they hunt the minke whales also found in that area. Regrettably, they’re believed to be in terminal decline (no surviving calves for years).
+1 for ‘Blackfish’. Saw it in the cinema and haven’t seen that many people blubbing since the Christmas Eve screening of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.Posted 4 years ago
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