Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Release the hounds!

I may have mentioned a while ago that some animal has been digging up the grass behind the house here. We have suspected it may be a sanglier (wild boar). This afternoon, I encountered two local 'chasseurs' heading down into the woods in front of the house and they confirmed that they had already shot one wild boar in the woods this morning and were now after more. So if the digging behind the house stops, we can be fairly confident that the beast that has been carrying out the destruction is a sanglier. I also encountered a big chevreuil (deer) in the field below Claudine's yesterday evening which made a hasty escape down the hill. All this game in the vicinity bodes well for the butcher's shops this autumn.

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