Great White Stork eating a snake in my garden (actually a Slow Worm)

The biodiversity of the Slovak Carpathians is incredible. The Great White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is an annual visitor, and many villages even provide large nesting poles for them in order to prevent them nesting on chimneys. Because they are a protected species, these massive birds have no fear of humans and can often be quiteContinue reading “Great White Stork eating a snake in my garden (actually a Slow Worm)”

How to remove a tick from your dog or cat

Ticks are extremely common, annoying and sometimes dangerous parasites, and they can be expensive to remove professionally. If you live in a rural area, or take your dog for walks across fields or through forests, you may face the problem of having to extract them regularly. In this video I show how you can removeContinue reading “How to remove a tick from your dog or cat”

Fire Salamander

I was out in the forest yesterday after the heavy storm the night before. I couldn’t hear any animals due to the sheer amount of water still dropping from the dense canopy above. However, the forest floor was basically crawling with Fire Salamanders (Salamdra salamandra). The one in the photo was about 5 foot offContinue reading “Fire Salamander”