Earth Day, Serfdom, Foraging & Tanuki

Humanity’s annual reminder that we live on – and with – Planet Earth. Earth Day was first proposed by activist John McConnell in 1969 and was introduced to the world in 1970. It’s a day filled with hope and hypocrisy, but it should be celebrated by all those who hold Mother Nature dear, not justContinue reading “Earth Day, Serfdom, Foraging & Tanuki”

Poor Fox With Scabies Scratches Itself – mangy vixen in my garden

his poor fox vixen has had scabies (mange) for several months now. Both she and her dog fox partner are daily visitors to my garden.Last year many fox cubs were born in my area – and I’m talking many – but most didn’t survive long because they all seemed to hang out around roadsides. TheContinue reading “Poor Fox With Scabies Scratches Itself – mangy vixen in my garden”

Trail Camera Buying Tips – How to choose the perfect game camera for you

What to look for in a trail camera for hunting, wildlife management, wildlife photography or home security? There are so many game cameras out there, many from big name brands, so how do you know which one is right for you? Is it better to buy a more expensive one from an established brand orContinue reading “Trail Camera Buying Tips – How to choose the perfect game camera for you”

Scat Tracking & Sh1t Talking – Identifying animal faeces

Tracking animals can be difficult on many types of terrain. It’s not always like in the guidebooks. But tracking doesn’t just involve knowing the patterns left by hoof and paw – sometimes knowing the scat and dung left behind by an animal can be even more important.In this video I take you tracking red deer,Continue reading “Scat Tracking & Sh1t Talking – Identifying animal faeces”

Still blogging…

For those of you who think I’ve just disappeared after ceasing to maintain the carpathianadventure site, you can follow the adventure I call life at http://edwardotoole.com/blog/ I miss many of you and your comments so come over and pay me a visit!

Creepy Forest Ghost Spot Creature

No idea what this is:   A strange object I captured on the trail cam in the forest (photo frames, not video). It appears to be about a foot long, vertical and consists of 5 small equidistant ‘spots’. Bizarrely, it’s in the same location that we had a tree come crashing down in front ofContinue reading “Creepy Forest Ghost Spot Creature”

Edible Dormouse in Humane Trap

This is one of my resident Edible Dormice (Glis glis) from the attic. It’s the second one I’ve caught using a cage-type humane trap. They’re not very intelligent, unlike Pine Marten, so a simple piece of salami suffices and there’s no need to disguise the scent of the trap. This little fellow will be goingContinue reading “Edible Dormouse in Humane Trap”