The land surrounding Les Crouquets is the habitat for the abundant wildlife from red squirrels & hedgehogs to the rarely seen wild boar.
An early dawn or twilight visit to our woods may offer an exciting glimpse of a deer or other wildlife which has been a constant source of fascination for our own two children.
(The glow worms, which, after dark, can be seen as tiny bright green beacons among the herbs, are also quite an attraction!)
The animals tend to be quite shy however and most sightings will probably be purely by chance.
Laphroaig (named after a fine Scottish malt whisky!) is a labrador cross and was a rescue dog.He has his own large run within the animal enclosure but you may see him when we take him out for walks.
Susie is our pyrenees donkey and she joined us in June 2007.She loves attention and will bray loudly to get lots of it! She also appreciates any stale bread you have left over- & the odd carrot!
Les Crouquets is also home to our small group of family animals and birds, which unlike the wildlife, enjoy being seen!
Miss Molly will often be seen around Les Crouquets,either basking in the sun or frolicking around as if it were her own vast playground.
She's a born hunter and loves stalking through the plants to see what she can find.
Caramel - is a lion head rabbit ~ at least he used to be until Emma brushed him. We're hoping his mane grows back soon!!
Night is a
good herd ~
all creatures home
Biff with new born Beano
Biff is the last of the 3 sheep we inherited when we came to Les Crouquets. She has become Susie's best friend & they are now inseparable - except when there's bread to be had and then Susie would like her to be as far away as possible!
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