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The African state of Lesotho is surrounded by South Africa. On the border between us is a range of mountains, where South Africa has declared a national park, which means that the land is protected from being developed, and it is a reserve for wildlife to roam free.

This reserve is called "Golden Gate national park". We visited there in January 2016.

]Here are the photos.
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Some images of Johannesburg, South Africa's biggest city, ]here.

]South African wildlife

and finally

In 2014 we did a trip across the southern part of Africa, from east to west. ]Here are the photos.
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There's quite a lot of animals I could not name and I do watch nature documentaries. (And Fear Factor, didn't they once eat those bugs?)

Makes me wonder if any common animal in Finland is particularly unknown around world. All sorts of weasels are a mixed lot at least, I can't keep count of them myself.

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Show some pics? I'm fairly familiar with most animals, except the Australian ones. Those are weird.

Post the ones you don't know. I thought I'd named them all.
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Yes, yes, you had them well named. Just saying I wouldn't have had a clue.


]here's some Finnish animals

(test only in Finnish, but anyways)

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I turned on Google translate to read it. Interesting animals. I can't identify them exactly, but I sort of recognise them. I didn't know you had snakes in Finland. Poisonous?

Here's the translation. Question marks where google couldn't translate

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White-tailed deer: moose: ?, ?, whooper swan, grouse, otter, mink, sparrowhawk, wood mouse, muskrat, raccoon dog, wolf, barnacle goose, pygmy owl, frog

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There are three species of snakes in Finland: common European adder, grass snake aka water snake (the one in picture) and third I can't remember (plus the slow worm/blind worm, which is actually a legless lizard).

The adder is only poisonous one. It's also most common, only one I've seen - maybe ten times in my life.


We have two native hares, the mountain hare (aka blue hare, tundra hare, variable hare, white hare, snow hare, alpine hare and Irish hare - and in Finnish "forest hare") and the brown hare aka European hare (in picture).
Also rabbits as invasive species, mostly in Helsinki.

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Some pics from our holiday ]here.
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What's that one bigger black bird among the ducks?

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Another duck. Not as big as a swan but just a big black duck. Actually the ducks are Egyptian Geese, there are also Sacred Ibis in there too.
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