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Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - wildlife diversity

Tom Winnifrith
Thursday 13 April 2023

As Joshua and I bought snake repellent canisters on our first day here, we were assured that the snakes were still asleep. So far, we have seen a few lizards and a pine martin but that is more or less it in terms of wildlife diversity. Apart from what you see below.

Last year it was a flea bitten and tick ridden cat that came up to the hovel to befriend us. This year it is a female dog who also has more than her fair share of fleas but is terribly friendly.  Much to the annoyance of the Mrs, I have behaved like a soppy Westerner and bought a large can of dog food as I await her next visit.

My hope is that other visitors here this summer will be as friendly to the dog also offering it a spot of food, as semi-wild dogs, like ferral cats, are very good at hunting, killing and eating snakes. My investment in a can or two of dog food seems, on that basis, a prudent one.

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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