Customers at the Total petrol station in Calais had to step round a little group of ducks who'd taken shelter from a brief snow storm. It was cold, but not freezing...but maybe they know something we don't!
Rendezvous at the Ibis Hotel at Charles de Gaulle Airport. We drove through snow to get there, so when we arrived we were in some haste, as Alexandra had got there early and had been waiting a while for us. Which meant that Flinders was not offered a comfort break outside the hotel...so guess what, he did a huge puddle in the middle of the bar! Such embarrassment as we dashed about looking for serviettes. When a very nice young man in uniform appeared, we explained what the puddle on the floor was. After a fleeting look of total panic [...]
...you might just see a badger or two. Courier R of Animalcouriers is chair of the East Surrey Badger Group. Over the past year, 14 orphaned badgers have come into the care of the Group. With the help of Wildlife Aid, they have created a new social group, raising the orphans together. This has let them get to know each other before their release back into the wild. Badgers are remarkably strong animals with a powerful bite, so moving them is not without its risks. Patience and a sense of humour are essential requirements for the job. Animalcouriers supports efforts [...]