He’s really big this one.
I’ve done my chores for the day, the laundry that is and now it’s hanging outside in the sunshine and wind to dry. We’re having another rather wonderful day here, the wind is perhaps a bit strong but I don’t mind. The troll spindles (the Swedish name on dragonflies for those of You that doesn’t know that) flies around outside my open kitchen door catching the flies that seems to love hanging around there and in my kitchen. It’s tha big kind so I hope at least one of them can sit down and relax for just a short moment so I can get a photo or two of it.
One of my neighbors honeybees insisted on going in to my kitchen the other day, I got her out after a while just to see her trying to get inside again. The last time she did this I told her that I would have a chat with her owner if she didn´t stop this and finally she went away 🙂 Yes all honeybees are females and sisters to the queen. The males only live for a short time, until they have done what they are supposed to. After that they are either killed or pushed out from the hive, left to starve to death. It’s the same with Bumblebees, wasps and ants too. So it is rather surprising that when they do animated movies with these animals they always make them male 🙂 🙂 🙂
My neighbor walked by this morning and told me he had met my little friend from the forest and I knew exactly what he was talking about 🙂 He had been sitting in one of the hunting towers when suddenly that huge wild boar had walked towards him. It had been watching him from all angles and then he slowly had walked in to the forest again. I wonder if he understood that the rifle my neighbor had brought was too small to kill him? They are truly smart so I wouldn’t be surprised if he actually understood that. I do like it when more people than I see this huge animal because I will always be the one from the big city and most likely exaggerate the size on any animal I see 🙂
He said that he once had seen a boar that had weighed 120kg (around 265 pound) and that one had been much smaller than our friend 🙂 So he guessed that our boar might weigh up to 170Kg (around 375 pound) 🙂 Normally all hunters unload their rifles when walking home from a hunt but yesterday both he and his hunting friend didn’t just in case they would meet the boar again 🙂 But I’ve read that it isn’t these big ones we have to worry about, they know their strength and what they can do to us and they know we know too. It’s the smaller ones we must look out for because they feel the need to prove themselves before other boars and sows.
It’s time for a pot of tea and after that a walk I think. I hope the wind is strong enough to keep those nasty moose flies away because I want to walk out to the bog. I normally avoid doing that this time of year when those nasty flies are around.
Have a great day!