Week in the woods: Pretty Boy and Tacky Tail in children’s trail camera

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 13.11.2017 - 10:18
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Estonian text posted by the Team of the Animal of the Year 03.11.2017

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It seems that in the great election period not even Pretty Boy and Tacky Tail get off without making a choice. Tacky Tail gets confused by the selection of apples and it seems that even foxes value food after the looks of it. From where does the knowledge come that the red apple, best-looking among the others, is the best

When Tacky Tail has sorted out the red apples and devoured them he believed that all green ones were also his and very nice. Pretty Boy however thinks that independent of its looks precisely the apple that Tacky Tail has is the best apple and worth fighting for..
This autumn the children of the Antsla Gymnasium got a trail camera installed in a forest near the school in cooperation with the team of the Animal of the Year. To the joy of the children the camera view quickly started to teem with life. To start with roe deer, martens and raccoon dogs came to show off, but after a salt lick was put up the deer started to shy from the new object. It did however not disturb the cavorting of the foxes. The foxes are already so familiar to the children that they have even got suitable names – Ilueedi (Pretty Boy) and Räbalsaba. (Tacky Tail)
The aim has been fulfilled, the children are motivated to go to the forest because new adventures are waiting.

Janek Joab,
Tutor of the Antsla Gymnasium nature circle