Dec 29 2006

Squirrel Hunt

Published by at 9:37 pm under Foods

Was out hunting red squirrels with two of my brothers today. Will not say anything about what weapons we were planning on using. 😉 We saw no squirrels this time and no other game either. We did however find some more of the common polypody (Polypodium vulgare). It commonly grows in the moss on rocks.

We also found a few patches of hedgehog mushroom (Hydnum repandum), but as we had neither anything to carry them in, nor the time to make any containers so they are still available to anyone who decides to pick them. They grow in spruce forests and are exceptionally good eating. Strange seeing them in this time of year, when we should have had lots of snow.

Although we didn’t see any game, we found the den of a probably hibernating badger and it’s poo hole. Forgot to take any photos, but I will do it another time. We did however see a dog, seemingly not with it’s owner present, the race is called “Finsk Spets”.

Regards
Torjus

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