Rockwolf

Rockwolf

Posted on 08/21/2014


Photo taken on August 21, 2014


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Hunter
Chassing
Upton Magna
Rockwolf
Mustelidae
Vole
Mustela nivalis
Shropshire
Prey
Predator
Weasel
Hunting
Mammal
Way too quick for me!
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Weasily too quick for me!

Weasily too quick for me!
A head popped out from the verge, and shot back in. I had no idea what it was! Suddenly it jumped into the road and looked at me, and jumped back into the grass.

It then jumped back out, looked at me again, then shot across the road. I stood there, camera in hand gawping at where it had vanished. Within seconds, a vole shot out from the verge across the road towards me, ran around my feet and into the grass behind me. I'm still gawping.

Then the weasel reappears a couple of times. I snapped a couple of blurred shots (why does it have to be so overcast and miserable??).

Next a second vole shoots out with the weasel in hot pursuit. The weasel catches it, then runs back into the verge (did manage just to capture on film but blurred and awful! Lol! youtu.be/tAHOS6DDJJk ).

So I think it's all over, turn camera off, but the weasel then suddenly crosses the road again to where it had started with vole in mouth! I was way too slow! Lol! Good to see at least though.
Upton Magna - Shropshire

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7 comments - The latest ones
Rockwolf
Rockwolf
Weasily too quick for me!
3 years ago.
Cheryl Beal
Cheryl Beal
Wow!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Rockwolf
Rockwolf
Thanks Cheryl! Wish I could have got some decent photos!!
3 years ago.
Bugology
Bugology
Ha...yes, these are very fast little critters but even so, a great story and nice to see the photos you did manage...
3 years ago.
Charlie
Charlie
Excellente capture !!!
3 years ago.
Wimm/Vic
Wimm/Vic
Oh - simply brilliant. Well done on getting some shots. I keep this mob's cousins as pets. Ferrets! :-)
3 years ago.
Rockwolf
Rockwolf
Merci beaucoup!
Thank you all very much!
Bet they're entertaining Wimm/Vic!!
3 years ago.