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.