|Deers grazing in Irati.|
In this photo taken a few days ago near the swamp of Irabia ,we can see two deers (Cervus elaphus) in formation of their horns and a third which does not distinguish good what sex it is.Sometimes you can see groups of up to 20 people eating next to the cows, mares or sheeps.As Irati combines extensive grazing areas and forests, is an ideal place for these animals.The deer were reintroduced in Irati in 1957, after their extinction in the same place in the early twentieth century.
|A hind running away|
In any case, is timid, very scary and can smell or hear us from the distance.The Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus),is another type of ungulate that has Irati, like deer, but much smaller, and large ears.These photos were taken by Ziaurritz Puy, a biologist and worker of our company Itarinatura natur guides.
Red fox(Vulpes vulpes) on the run
However, the red fox (Vulpes vulpes), is easier to see, because it is less shy.In this occasion was eating the remains of a mare dead in winter, 100 meters from the road to the water reservoir of Irabia from the Arrazola information point.Is not easy to find in the photo. You have to look at the bones of the horse to the edge of the woods , an a little to the right.
In this case, this poor Badger, beaten by a car died in the road of access to Irati. they are nocturnal animals, and often decide to cross the road at the worst moment.For this reason,it is very important to drive slowly. If instead of a badger would have been a wild boar, could have been the car who is in the ditch , as happens on many occasions.
|Badger (meles meles) hit in access to Irati.|