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TurboLine 7th November 2012 14:57

Scottish wildlife
 
I've always been very interested in the wildlife of many different countries and continents. Leaving a animal documentary in around me is often a mistake, as I will watch all of it then the next one and next one lol.

I just watched a doco on Iceland the other day, first time I've ever heard of a puffin. Weird looking but amazing animal.

So what's the wildlife like in Scotland? Are there any animals that iconic to the country? (I.e what kangaroos, koalas and platypus' are to Australia).

What makes these animals so amazing?

What is your favourite wildlife animal of Scotland?

Polwarth 7th November 2012 21:39

Puffins
Scottish wildcat
Ptarmigan
Hare
Grouse
Golden eagle
Osprey
Seals
Capercaillie
Red squirrels

Amongst others!

TurboLine 8th November 2012 04:42

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Originally Posted by Polwarth (Post 426501)
Puffins
Scottish wildcat
Ptarmigan
Hare
Grouse
Golden eagle
Osprey
Seals
Capercaillie
Red squirrels

Amongst others!

It might be just me but for a lot of those animals, with the exception of the Scottish Wildcat, doesn't scream uniquely and solely Scottish. As the bald eagle does for America.

My favourite Scottish dogs at the moment is the Scotch Collie, I also think the Shetland Sheepdog are cute.

tig 8th November 2012 14:43

as far as i know...the wild haggis can only be found in Scotland
the sevcohun used to be just local to Scotland and Ireland but i believe theyre more wide spread now :D

TurboLine 9th November 2012 13:26

any real animals?

tig 9th November 2012 15:09

highland coo's?

midge's?


ah.....the scottish wood ant is only found here for sure

Wood Ants - The Scottish Wood Ant - Wildlife in Scotland UK

aNonnyMoose 10th November 2012 11:31

The Scottish Crossbill is a distinct species specific to Scotland. The humble Hieland Coo may have spread beyond our borders nowadays, but started off here. Pine Martens - not sure about those but think they're only found up here nowadays, having been killed off elsewhere.


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