Wild boar

The Veluwe, which is the area of sandy forest to the north of Wageningen, is locally famous for having a large population of wild boar. But the strange thing is that, despite having spent many hours on the mountain bike, in all weathers and at all times of years, I have never seen a single one there. Until today. We were out cycling near Mossel and all of a sudden a young one ran off in front of us.  And then about six more scattered and ran off.  They were still young enough to have their ginger and white stripes, but quite a large size already. Wonderful! Fortunately I did not make the mistake of missing the show by fishing for my camera, but that does at least mean that you can see that the flowering heather is also quite spectacular at the moment.