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In this article, I intend to challenge my own fear of snakes by finding out why and how they exist, the different types of snakes, and the psychology behind my and many others fear of this reptile. I hope that many others will, like me, see snakes differently by...
Drivers in Dorset are reminded of the precautions to take on the county’s roads where deer may be present. With between 42,000 and 74,000 deer-related collisions in the UK every year, Dorset Council is sharing advice from the British Deer Society on how to be deer aware and keep safe. Deer can be...
In the enchanting tapestry of nature, the adder (Vipera berus) weaves its own intricate thread, embodying resilience and adaptation. As one of the few venomous snakes native to Europe, adders possess a captivating life cycle that mirrors the rhythm of their surroundings. From birth to adulthood, these serpents navigate...

I love this crow

Crows, members of the Corvidae family, have long captured the fascination of humans with their extraordinary intelligence and complex social behaviours. Revered in mythology and folklore across various cultures, these sleek, black birds possess cognitive abilities that rival those of some primates. Through intricate problem-solving skills, intricate communication, and...
Organisations, landowners and farmers came together last month to help shape a new plan to protect and restore nature in Dorset. Through a series of events, Dorset Council heard from local farm businesses, landowners and members of the Dorset Local Nature Partnership (LNP) on what they think should be done to make...
Everyone who is thinking of getting dogs should read this because they need to understand this reality: I am a 21st century dog I'm a Malinois Overskilled among dogs, I excel in all disciplines, and I'm always ready to work. I NEED to work. But nowadays I get asked to chill on the...
There are seven RSPCA branch fundraisers in the South West to support Join our animal welfare movement TODAY! Crowdfunder and the RSPCA have teamed up to launch #EveryoneForEveryAnimal, a new campaign to create a better world for every animal. Nearly 60 RSPCA branches across England and Wales have launched their own fundraisers to raise money for...
A shocking revelation has brought to light a disturbing trend involving children across the UK engaging in heinous acts of violence against animals, all documented and shared within a clandestine network on WhatsApp. This appalling activity, which includes the use of catapults to inflict harm and death upon innocent...
Attention cat owners: Time is running out before a new law takes effect on June 10, making it mandatory to microchip your feline companions. Currently, research indicates that a staggering 25% of cats, nearly three million in total, are without this crucial identification. Once the legislation is enacted, owners found...
The UK's competition watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), has raised concerns about pet owners potentially overpaying for medicines or prescriptions in the £2 billion veterinary industry. Following a comprehensive review, the CMA identified various issues, including insufficient information provided to pet owners about treatments and potential overpricing. The...