The crazy European regulation making it illegal to leave carcasses in the high mountains has led to reports of starving vultures attacking and killing large live stock in several parts of Spain. Now one of Nick‘s wolfmen has sent news of several hundred griffon vultures from the Pyrenees having sought alimentary asylum in Holland, in what is probably the most frightening incursion from these parts since the Duke of Alba and Julio Iglesias. It is always said that they will never attack humans, but if you’re walking at 2,000+ you’ll have a bunch following you sooner or later, and since you can’t shoot them there’s little reason for them to be scared. In a spirit of scientific enquiry, I vote we chain a succulent little baby to rocky peak and see how long it lasts.
- Escapee: carcass in field with not a bureaucrat in sight
The EU says that you have to take animal carcasses found in the high mountains down to the bottom, truck them
- Photos and video of snowstorm in Park Güell
Includes video of snow felling a pine tree and a photo of a municipal bus which almost skated its way down-town.
I met this bloke at around nine last Sunday morning as I was cycling along the old road from Manresa to
- Why Spain must win tonight
The geopolitical consequences of a German victory don’t bear thinking about.
- Flying stag beetle
Lucanus cervus (Ciervo volante) on the hills above San Juan de Plan in the Pyrenees of Huesca (the second bit of