April 30, 2014

ANIMALS INDIGENOUS TO SPAIN (PART 1) ...

                                  ANIMALS INDIGENOUS TO SPAIN (PART 1)
The brown bear used to be prominent in the area, however the numbers have dwindled significantly. The amount of brown bears in Spain 100 years ago was approximately 1,000, while now there are believed to be only 100. If you want to spot a brown bear, you can find most of them in the Cantabria National Park.

The Long Haired Mountain Goat is a bit easier to come across - there are believed to be about 20,000.

                           
 The Iberian Wolf is another which has increased its numbers recently

                            Not forgetting, of course, those bulls and corridas

Enjoy!


16 comments:

Z said...

My mother's lemon syllabub, which was her dinner party standby throughout the sixties, with good reason. I still know the recipe - the juice of a lemon and half the grated rind, a sherry glass of Amontillado, 4 ounces sugar, half a pint of cream, whisk until thick and pour into glasses - long-stemmed hock glasses, she used.

I still make it but use all the lemon rind, less sugar and a good splash of brandy, because tastes have changed in half a century. I've inherited the green-stemmed hock glasses, though.

Karen S. said...

Oh gosh, this is X-tra special, the animals are just fantastic to see!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

My mother's German pancakes which are smaller, pan fried versions of Dutch Babies...

I make them for my grandson and every time I do, I miss my Mom.

carol l mckenna said...

Love the animals and all the unexpected foods ~ great post and photos for X ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Betty said...

Roasted lambs eyeballs sure are X-tra special, but I think I'll skip!

That bear looked just like a live teddy bear!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is such fun! I love your photos!

edenhills said...

What a wonderful collection of animals you have in your area!

Gattina said...

I hate corridas and I am happy when the toreador is killed, it's so cruel ! The X-tra special dishes sound good !

Dominique Goh said...

X-tra special collection of animals.. I don't really have any dishes that I hate.. just mostly weird dishes with unusual insects or reptiles really turn me off.

jeannettestgermain said...

these mountain goats look so different from the ones I know! Great info:)

fredamans said...

Love the animals! My family is infamous for pickles and sauces.

Lmkazmierczak said...

My husband's Polish dishes are sometimes too much for me to stomach...but he grew up on them an loves them! http://lauriekazmierczak.com/xmas-songs/

Annesphamily said...

Love the photos!
My mom made the best cream puffs and also homemade bread. So light and airy!
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ladyfi said...

What precious animal shots.

Lady Lilith said...

Nice animal shots. Some of them made me giggle.

Splendid Little Stars said...

roasted lambs' eyeballs? eeewwww!
My mother's macaroni and cheese is famous for all good reasons!