As sightings of big cats in Cornwall have picked up again, so to has my dossier of data.
I have a couple of failsafe techniques, that I use for mantracking as well as wildlife.
Recently I came across this dog skull. It was found in exactly the area that I would anticipate. Lots of route influencers. It was a large skull, of German Shepard size. If you look closely you will see where the vegetation is stinted. That was where the skull was lying. I turned it get the right angle for a photo
Its too easy to be deceived by the green fields and hills of the UK. I have been to the hottest and coldest parts of the world, and they are relatively easy to work in, because they are extreme you can prepare for the conditions, albeit a mistake can have dire consequences in a short time. The usual saying think once act twice is replaced by think twice , act once.
However the conditions in the UK are so unpredictable , and being temperate it is easy to underestimate the enviroment. Choice of clothing is made harder, too much and you sweat, too little and you can get cold.
The sun has a reasonable amount of power in June, thankfully, because the animals need it. The young , especially those that live under ground will be getting soaked, and risk dying from getting wet and then cold.
I am always amazed by survival tricks used by animals to cope with their environment, and especially the humble wildlife in the UK, they are having a tough time. The woods are quiet at the moment, I think the wildlife is still recovering from an un-seasonal lashing, but I expect once they venture out