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Minotaur

Observed: 23rd February 2012 By: ophrys
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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minotaur
minotaur a
minotaur b
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Yashca's picture

Wow!!

That is amazing! I visit Allerthorpe a few times a year and often see something good, but that is fantastic. What kind of habitat did you find it in? Under a log, out in the open etc.,?

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Minotaur

I don't see these very often (they are nocturnal, I think); but their holes are absolutely all over the common, in open sandy areas, so they should be easier to see than they are. They seem to be active throughout the year, as their large holes can be freshly tunnelled even in mid-winter.

Ian
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I found a male...

I found a male during the daytime nosing around a pile of rabbit droppings near the Offa's Dyke path in the Breacon Beacons. I think they favour upland heathland habitats amongst others.

chris