Hennie van Heerden's Wildlife Diary

March 8, 2010

Bavarian Forest (3)

Filed under: March — Hennie van Heerden @ 9:58 pm

Gosh, just when I thought it couldn’t have gotten any colder, the barometer showed a teeth-clattering -13,5C in the morning when we left the hotel. We were determined to stay with the lynxes as long as we could to see if they would start mating again. It was a clear day and we would love to get the mating pictures without the heavy snow in between the loving couple and ours lenses. The only thing is that the viewing point near the lynxes’ area is an open cabin, next to an open field where the strong wind was blowing straight upon us. I think I’ve never felt so cold in my life!! But as the lynxes came really close, neither one of us wanted to leave. We tried to get warm again, by (one of us kept an eye on the lynxes) running up and down the hill, trying to get our toes and legs defrosted. And the lynxes again didn’t even mate!

But still, it was a wonderful day; the wolves were very active and it was a thrill to be able to watch the interaction between the dominant and submissive animals. When we ended up between the Wild Boars and little yearlings played all around us, it formed the perfect ending to a fantastic trip!


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