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Which animals are native to Poland?


pawian 218 | 22,787
14 Nov 2021 #31
American mink and slider turtle aren`t native. Recently they found a giant turtle in the Vistula River which weighed 3.3 kg. Amazing.



Alien 18 | 4,054
14 Nov 2021 #32
Mink is a woman's favorite...
jon357 72 | 20,984
14 Nov 2021 #33
These are native to (or common in) Poland with colonies in the Wisła and Odra. The szczeżuja (Eng: duck mussel). Apparently not very tasty, but the English name suggests that ducks like them.



pawian 218 | 22,787
14 Nov 2021 #34
Apparently not very tasty,

Once, at a scouting camp, in conditions close to survival course, we tried to roast them in the campfire but they turned out as tough as a shoe sole. Poor mussels! I still can`t forget their horrible plight. :(:(
jon357 72 | 20,984
14 Nov 2021 #35
their horrible plight

They don't feel pain.

The don't have brains either. maybe they should start posting here ;-)
jon357 72 | 20,984
14 Nov 2021 #36
Here's the very big kind (up to 20 cm long), szczerżuja wielka (Eng: swan mussels). They're very protected in the UK, and are protected in Poland under international treaties. Apparently they were common here until the late 20th century but now are vanishingly rare.

Someone once told me that they started to disappear after Chernobyl, however I don't know how accurate that is.



pawian 218 | 22,787
26 Dec 2022 #37
Spider called bagnik przybrzeżny - shore swamper or in proper English - raft spider - lives close to water . It preys even on tadpoles and small frogs.



pawian 218 | 22,787
28 Dec 2022 #38
The first specimens of American blue crab appeared in Polish sea. Amazing! I love all seafood and those crabs are eaten by millions of tons in US and Mexico.



Paulina 17 | 3,976
28 Dec 2022 #39
@pawian, that's a nice blue colour :)

These are native to (or common in) Poland with colonies in the Wisła and Odra. The szczeżuja (Eng: duck mussel).

We found it once in a river near my grandma's village when I was a kid or a teen. We simply called it "małż". Btw, some women call their husbands in such a humorous way, because in Polish one of the words for a husband is "małżonek" :)

The don't have brains either. maybe they should start posting here ;-)

lol
pawian 218 | 22,787
19 Feb 2023 #40
A closest encounter of the third kind with a beautiful red deer in the Tatry Mountains


pawian 218 | 22,787
19 Feb 2023 #41
a beautiful red deer

In Poland the species` formal name is noble deer.

Only truly sick people might dream of killing it as a hunting prey.
Paulina 17 | 3,976
19 Feb 2023 #42
A closest encounter of the third kind with a beautiful red deer in the Tatry Mountains

What a sweet creature... ❤️ and an amazing encounter... Those people have strong willpower - I'd be tempted to feed that deer :/
pawian 218 | 22,787
26 Feb 2023 #43
Wisents are very careful when crossing roads - they wait until all cars stop.

See a huge herd of about 100 animals


Alien 18 | 4,054
19 Apr 2023 #44
Smart creatures.
pawian 218 | 22,787
19 Apr 2023 #45
Quite understandable. Big mammals have big brains. Not like dinosaurs.
johnny reb 45 | 6,526
20 Apr 2023 #47
Looks like America's Yellowstone National Park
pawian 218 | 22,787
22 Apr 2023 #48
A closest encounter of the third kind with a beautiful red deer

One deer is nothing special. But 100 or 200 or more red deer is unusual.


Alien 18 | 4,054
22 Apr 2023 #49
But 100 or 200 or more red deer is unusual.

Where they rush, interestingly in the opposite direction than the bisons.
pawian 218 | 22,787
22 Apr 2023 #50
in the opposite direction than the bisons.

Wise animals, they know that crowding at the same place is dangerous, with covid threat etc.
pawian 218 | 22,787
17 Nov 2023 #51
A bear attack in Poland! Watch out!

The man attacked by the bear is a German activist who "tried to prove that the animal's lair was abandoned due to forest clearing." "A concerned bear emerged and started chasing an activist trying to prevent logging in the Bieszczady Mountains," we read.

The activist and his companion expected the lair to be empty. But the animal was there. While running away, the man allegedly tripped and was injured by the bear.

The event was recorded by a camera trap. The photos were posted on social media by the spokesman of the State Forests, Michał Gzowski, who called the event "irony of fate".

Miloslaw 19 | 4,617
17 Nov 2023 #52
which species of animals call poland home

Pawian and Bonobo......
Alien 18 | 4,054
18 Nov 2023 #53
The man attacked by the bear is a German

Well, everything is clear. In Poland, even bears don't like Germans anymore. Well, here's what the 8-year rule of PiS has led to.
Bratwurst Boy 13 | 11,870
18 Nov 2023 #54
A concerned bear emerged and started chasing an activist

Heh:)
pawian 218 | 22,787
18 Nov 2023 #55
even bears don't like Germans anymore

Why even? I like Germans and their Sprache. I only dislike some of their views occassionally but that is a trifle.


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