Louise Queen

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Shubenacadie Wildlife Park (Part 1)

In Sites and Sounds on August 16, 2009 at 9:27 pm

As you probably all know my parents and sisters were here from the 1st-15th of this month. It was great to see them and to explore Nova Scotia a little more. We actually visited Shubenacadie (pronounced “Shoo-ben-ack-a-dee”) Wildlife Park on the very last day they were here but these are the photos I have to hand at the moment and I thought there was no harm in working backwards…

Wildlife Park

Wildlife Park

First of all, I had to try and teach the gorillas to map read –

Map Reading

Map Reading

Once that was sorted, we moved on to look at some of the other animals…

Bear

Bear

Don’t they just look so cute? I wouldn’t want to take my chances though.

Eagle

Eagle

These Eagles had been brought to the park after being injured. They have been nursed back to health but sadly aren’t able to fend for themselves in the wild anymore.

Otter

Otter

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Canada’s wild ‘harvest’

In My day to day on January 27, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Whilst browsing through the magazine section of our local supermarket, Cameron, was delighted to find not one but several (a hell of a lot) of hunting magazines – specializing in prey from Whitetails to Moose to Bears to Turkey to Big Cats! Whitetails being the key deer species hunted here – a little larger than Scottish roe’s for the most part, with medal bucks sought after fanatically by hunters.

Hunting!

Hunting!

“Young Nova Scotians will have more opportunity again this year, with ages for companion moose hunters set at 16 years, as is the age to take a guide training course”
I think the above statement just about sums up how big a deal hunting is in Canada! Whilst trawling through the internet the other day I came across a document published by the Nova Scotian governing body entitled ‘Hunting Regulations.’ I ploughed my way through all 43 pages of part A (I was bored) – there were still part B, C and D to go (I never made it that far). I was amazed at some of the points that were made with this guide… I particularly liked the fact that the following remark was in bold at the very top of the first page:
This License and Regulations Booklet is made of light cardboard and paper. It is recommended that you keep it in a waterproof container, such as a Zip Lock bag, to keep it clean and dry.
How many manuals recommend that you should keep them in a Zip Lock bag? Why not pop it in with your sandwiches? After all Canada is all about reducing, reusing and recycling! Read the rest of this entry »