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bat
The well known writer Bocaccio wrote that people who meet others are often similar, because both are travelling. Adrian found in his medical unit this bat who is now being protected there, waiting to be released in a forest soon.

Yesterday Adrian tried to save two small abandoned dogs, only one of which is now alive, and is now being kept by Amelia. Soon Adrian will go to the Jiu River forest to free this wonderful creature from nature.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 11th July 2014









deer deer

When Adrian arrived in the region of the area of Gruita ghost church, these deer were in the middle of the field.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 3rd January 2013




deer deer

They looked so beautiful, with no apparent fear of people.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 3rd January 2013









rabbit

Here Adrian met a wild rabbit jumping from here to there in the middle of the fields around the Gruita Ghost Church.

Spring has come to Romania!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 1st May 2012









badger badger

Adrian was passing over the Bodaiesti Hills, coming from Filiasi and going to the Vogna valley, when he found another Bursuc, or Badger, on the road.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 8th October 2011




badger badger

It appears to be a male, killed by a car.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 8th October 2011









goats goats

Goat kids at the Cioroiu Nou archaeological site were enjoying the warm spring sunshine and fresh green grass.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 15th April 2011









pigs

The pigs belong to a local farmer near Vogna Church. They live off fallen acorns of oak forests when this was available, but pigs eat almost any kind of food, including dead insects, worms, trees, bark, garbage and even dead pigs.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th April 2011









sheep dog sheep dog
While visiting the Vogna Church to clean the floor and surrounding area, Alina and Adrian found cows and a few dogs to protect them. These are dogs specially bred to guard sheep and cattle from predators. They are called here Ciobanesc Mioritic, or the Mioritic sheep dog.

The dogs are very calm and gentle, but very resistant to cold and bad weather, as well as being good guardians for the animals in their care. They originated in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.

Text: partly adapted from Wikipedia.
Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th March 2011




sheep dog
The Mioritic stands about 65–85 cm (26–33 in) tall at the withers and weighs 50–65 kilograms (110–140 lb). This massive dog is covered in thick fluffy hair. It may be white, with or without pale grey or cream patches, or cream or pale grey all over.

Text: partly adapted from Wikipedia.
Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th April 2011









Badger

Adrian and Alexandru met this badger on the main road between Filiasi and Melinesti, on top of the hills above Bodaiestii de Sus village.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 7th November 2010

Location: Radovan area




Badger Badger

It is a very rare animal, called in Romanian Bursuc

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 7th November 2010

Location: Radovan area




Text below translated from the Romanian Wikipedia:

The badger, Meles Meles, is one of the most amazing animals in the fauna of Romania . The badger is an omnivorous animal, eating fruit, seeds, larvae, gastropods, (shellfish) and eggs (stolen from the nests of birds that nest on the ground), etc.

It is a great lover of corn, which it stores in the earth in quantities of up to 50 kg of cobs. Generally in autumn it stores provisions, though winter is a time of generally very low activity, and the fat that they store in autumn ensures survival in milder winters without stored food.

Unlike other animals, especially the fox, the badger is a very clean animal. Their dens are complex, sometimes 60 cm below ground, with long galleries, 7-8 metres, with separate rooms for living, food and excrement, the latter being regularly blocked and replaced with new ones.

Badgers are 60 to 80 cm long with a 15-20 cm tail. Badgers live 15 years.

It lives in isolation, looking for females only during mating season (July-August) and immediately after it occurs leaves her. Only the mother can be seen from spring to autumn, the cubs behind her.

Badgers spend the winter hibernating, like bears, usually dozing off at the end of November until early March.






Goat

Horses feeding quietly in good pastures.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 8th May 2010

Location: Radovan area









Goat

Goats are kept for milk and meat in Romania.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2nd May 2010

Location: Slaveni Castrum area









Fox across the river

In the valley of Dealul Tepelusului a beautiful and huge fox is dead in the middle of the field. There are many foxes in the Oltenia area, especially near villages, but this is a beautiful one. I could not pass over the river at this point, so I have only this image of it.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th December 2009









Pig beside the river Pig beside the river

This is a little pig who feels the danger and tries to hide under an old tree, on the left bank of the Danube river, at Desa village...

Many people believe that if they are hidden like a little pig, the danger will pass away from them...

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 16th August 2008









Deer in the Forest

Although this photo shows deer a long way away, it is good to see them in the forest again.

Photo taken on the border of Arginesti Forest, near the Motru River, not far from the village of Gura Motrului, about two or three kilometres north of the village of Bilta.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 1st March 2008









Horse

This beautiful white Cal, or horse, on top of a hill, is in the valley of the fossils. Many of them are used for pulling ploughs and so on, but it is very rare to ride them.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 13th April 2008









Horse

In the Valley of the Springs, a cow, eating fresh grass. There are many of them here, used by the local people for food, milk, and as draught animals.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 13th April 2008








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