Animal Antics

The lion was unable to get higher up the tree as its weight meant it began to slip off the branches so the beast began growing at the herd of buffaloes below

The lion was outnumbered by the buffaloes and had to wait for them to lose interest before climbing down the tree 

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The lion was outnumbered by the buffaloes and had to wait for them to lose interest before climbing down the tree    After the lion clung to the Acacia tree branches, the buffaloes then lost interest and left the area 

But even though the lion could not climb any higher, the herd eventually lost interest and left the area - leaving the big cat to run down the tree and escape to safety.

 

Neelutpaul Barua, 39, from Mumbai, India, snapped the photos of the hiding lion while on a tour in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya.

He said: 'Cape buffaloes do fall prey to lions however, the tables turned this time around.

'A herd of close to 100 cape buffaloes chased this lion that ended up taking refuge on an Acacia tree.

'Power is often on the predator's side but today his weight was pulling him down-he wanted to be on higher grounds but kept slipping.

 

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Grizzly Bear comes out of hibernation!  One minute there is smooth snow in the video above then a black nose appears!

Out and about - Boo the bear emerges from the snow to a much warmer welcome from the park ranger

 

Quackers! The wine estate that unleashes 1,600 DUCKS into its vineyards to keep them free from pests 

 

 

  The South African wine estate that unleashes 1,600 DUCKS into its vineyards to keep them

Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate in South Africa unleashes 1,600 Indian runner ducks into its vineyards to keep them free from pests. The ducks happily dine on snails and insect, which allows the estate to be less reliant on pesticides. According to the estate, Indian runner ducks are faster than other breeds because 'they walk rather than waddle making them far more efficient at covering ground'. It adds: 'The ducks form part of a natural pest control solution. Our runner ducks are integral to the quality of our wines and our environmentally conscious principles.'

What a great idea, nature's pest control.

Ducks were introduced to the estate – which sits between the Helderberg Mountains and False Bay - by John Faure, a previous owner, who used ducks as a boy to keep his vegetable patch clear of pests.

He reasoned that they could also be used to do a similar job on a vineyard, so he bought six ducks at a show in South Africa and bred them.

and also.

Vergenoegd is also home to a gaggle of geese, which help protect the ducks - and their much-valued eggs - from naturally occurring predators, such as birds of prey.

:) Great idea.

In glorious isolation! Kera the gorilla laps up the sun as coronavirus keeps zoo visitors away  In glorious isolation! Kera the gorilla laps up the sun as coronavirus keeps zoo visitors

Animals at a zoo that has temporarily closed because of the coronavirus outbreak have been enjoying themselves in the sunshine. Bristol Zoo Gardens and the Wild Place Project closed to visitors last week but the staff have remained to ensure the animals continue to receive the best care. There are more than 400 different species to look after across both locations, from the tiniest leafcutter ant to the tallest giraffe.

:) Probably enjoying the peace as well.

Woman passes on coronavirus to her pet CAT: Belgium's public health body says vets found infection a week after owner came down with it

 

The Belgian case is the first report of a cat being infected with the new coronavirus, although officials in Hong Kong say two dogs have caught the virus there (stock image).

 

I never knew there was a Pink Robin!

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Don't you just love the colours in Mother Nature?

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Major Mitchells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely bird pics. Thanks Celia.

 

 

The fox and hound! Abandoned cub Rosie makes an unlikely duo with Maddy the dog after the furry pair became best of friends

The 15-week-old fox has now bonded with new pal Maddy at the home of Richard Bowler in the Berwyn mountains near Corwen, North Wales

 Mr Bowler, 44, was formerly in the building industry but last year moved from Bedfordshire with girlfriend Helen, 41, for a change of lifestyle

 

The fox has bonded with Maddy, a Lakeland Patterdale cross, at the home of Richard Bowler in the Berwyn mountains near Corwen, North Waless. The fox was abandoned after her father killed most of her litter. Heart-warming pictures show the pair playing together at the five-acre smallholding where Rosie is being trained. The pair enjoy sitting on the sofa together (main) and also like to play in the garden (inset and right). Mr Bowler, 44, was formerly in the building industry but last year moved from Bedfordshire with girlfriend Helen, 41, for a change of lifestyle. They now run a holiday let in Blaenau Ffestiniog and Richard is developing a wildlife photography business.

 

 

 

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