Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Lobo Park, near Antequera, Malaga Province.

The howling night.

This was another trip organised by the Ladies group, Amiga’s de Casa from Trabuco. I was not really looking forward to this one as I much prefer to see animals in their natural environment but I was very pleasantly surprised with the place. We met in Trabuco and headed over in convoy!!!! Well it was a good job we knew where we were going as we were soon on our own as we headed up the motorway. We arrived and walked up to the visitor centre where we had a really quite good meal and then headed out with a very pleasant young lady onto the paths around the park. Due to the bad weather some of the tracks were not in very good condition but this was not too much of a problem as we had all been given a torch and Daniel the owner and main warden / ranger was following along in a large 4x4 which gave us some light as well. At the viewing point along side each very large enclosure Daniel gave us a very interesting and some time rather graphic account of a wolfs life at the park and in the wild, he did this with a great deal of enthusiasm and passion for the animals and was obviously very committed to there welfare. I learnt quite a lot and enjoyed the few hours we were there andwas quite surprised to find it was nearly 11:30 before we actually hit the road heading for home. As we made our way back towards Antequera we were all stopped and breathalysed by the local police but were all on our way quickly without any problems. I had never been breathalysed until about two months ago and have now been pulled in at road blocks fourtimes since, nice to see the Spanish police doing something about a real problem!
Photographs from the topDaniel, Iberian Wolf (Canis lupus signatus), European Wolf (Canis lupus lupus) and Alaska Tundra Wolf (Canis lupus tundrorum).

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