Seal Central

Seal Central

Around half of the world’s Atlantic grey seals live in UK waters and the coastline of the South West of England is one of the…
Petty Crime

Petty Crime

I had a client in Plymouth who was head of the City Planning Committee and for a living he owned a very busy newsagent and…
The Long-tailed Tit

The Long-tailed Tit

I often come across small groups of this splendid little bird on my country walks. You cannot but help be enthralled by the antics of…
Laminitis

Laminitis

Equine laminitis is a debilitating disease that is commonly found in horses of all ages, breeds and sizes and occurs at any time of the…
Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight

The tumbling temperatures of winter present a stiff challenge to Devon’s wildlife.  Some species opt out, choosing migration in search of warmth and food. But…
All is in disarray!

All is in disarray!

For all those that live, work and relax in the Devon countryside, the weather in 2019 will determine so much of how we all go…
Bill Burnell

Bill Burnell

Bill Burnell was a simple man in every sense of that word. Ken Watson's new book Veterinary Days is now available, with over 60 stories of…
Naughtiness or pain?

Naughtiness or pain?

Problems with ridden horses are often attributed to the horse being purposefully difficult, naughty, stubborn, taking the mickey, ignoring the rider or always being that…
Our changing seasons

Our changing seasons

What do the months of November and December hold in store this year? Summer seemed to continue well into October and the normal September storms…
Three marmalade cats

Three marmalade cats

Or Gingers as I like to call them. In my time I have owned, or rather been on the staff of, many cats; but not…
Global Influences?

Global Influences?

How can anyone write about the countryside without mentioning the worst drought in living memory and the effect on everything in our rural environment. With…
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