A quietly released report says that breeding programmes have successfully re-introduced wolves into Spain, with over 2,000 wolves roaming the centre of the country. There are about 250 packs being tracked by biologists, with one pack just outside Madrid, some 40 miles up into the hills. “As wolf numbers grow so does the number of attacks on animals. From 2005 there were about 1,500 attacks a year. Then in 2008 it jumped to over 2,000,” Continue reading Wolves back in force across Spain
Not sure if this is a wasps nest or a bees nest, but it’s a cunning piece of work that we found inside a breezeblock. Six stories high, and stank to high heaven. Click on the photos for a larger image:
Following on from my post about a huge wasp, Andrew has kindly sent me in a picture of a death’s head hawkmoth, which he assures me is the largest European moth, which he found recently. I’m thinking about setting up a new section on my site: Flying things you need a 12 bore for. Feel free to contribute photos!
The animal pound at Roquetas del Mar is to offer, until the 15th of Feb, subsidised animal spaying for domestic pets, to help keep down the number of unwanted (and then dumped) pets. Information and participating vets available online at: http://centrozoosanitarioroquetas.blogspot.com/ Worth remembering that the pound has had its budget slashed by 50% for 2009, so they are desperate to keep the number of strays down. Any stray handed in there now has 10 days Continue reading Roquetas del Mar pound to subsidise animal spaying
Roquetas town hall has taken advantadge of a renegotiation with the private company that runs its stray animal shelter to cut its budget in half, this year to only €75,000, as part of its 2009 Austerity Budget. As a result, the management company intends to drop its time it keeps animals from 27 days to only 10 days, before they are put down. The centre will now also charge the public a flat rate of Continue reading Roquetas slashes its stray animal budget in half