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Beasts of the Balkans

Welcome

What does a pregnant praying mantis look like?

Do ticks with wings fly?

Do Bats have horns?

Are there any poisonous spiders in Bulgaria?

See the Pregnant Praying Mantis

Pregnant Mantis

See how the pregnant preying mantis looks like

Bat with Horns

Rare and endangered bat with horns, a very protected species here in Bulgaria

Ostrich Farming

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Ostrich Farming

OSTRICH FARMING in BULGARIA OUR TRIP TO AN OSTRICH FARM IN SOUTHERN BULGARIATHE RHODOPES OSTRICH FARM A day out visit to the local Ostrich farm, where we were introduced to these fantastic and very cute characters. The owner of this ostrich farm patiently...

Green Spotted Toad Frog

GREEN SPOTTED TOADS BULL FROGS RED WARTS n all! This superb green spotted toad frogs proved to be a very comical character! First he tried scootching down so me may not see him, then he realised he wasn't doing a very good job at that and tried climbing up the canvas...

Ticks

TICKS from DOGS and TICKS on CATS CLICK TO ENLARGE THE TICK! plus a flying tick like creature a tick with wings! Animal Collection of close up photos of the wildlife of Bulgaria in The...

Green Lizards

Lizards of Bulgaria COLD BLOODED REPTILES of BULGARIA COLD BLOODED CREATURES REPTILES WHERE WILL YOU FIND ONE OF THESE BULGARIAN LIZARDS This reptile is cold blooded and needs the warmth of the sun to warm itself up and get itself going, the lizards can usually be...

Bulgarian Horses

BULGARIAN HORSES WORKING HORSES WILD HORSES Bulgarian horses are well known in the equestrian world of horses for being of quiet and kind temperment. The horses in southern Bulgaria are all free to roam wherever the grass is greener! Oftentimes...

River Fairies

RIVER FAIRIES - click the photo to enlarge the Bulgarian water fairies Down by the riverside near to Benkovski in southern Bulgaria is a magical river full of fairies a gaggle of multi coloured Dragonflies in mating season with turquoise blue,...

What do Preying Mantid eat?

WHAT DOES A PRAYING MANTIS EAT? Well this preying mantis was eating the dead flower off of my Lavender bush! I couldn't see any bugs in the empty flower from the Lavendula, so my guess is this praying mantis was eating the dead flower as roughage after a...

Spiders

Arachnaphobic? Why are humans so frightened of spiders? The Myth of fear of spiders below the photos of the spiders CLICK THE SPIDER TO ENLARGE THE PHOTO Is there such a thing as a wasp spider? This yellow back spider performed for the camera...

Kittens Cat n mouse

CATS KITTENS plus cat n mouse games! GINGER TOMS - A RARE GINGER FEMALE SPHINX LIKE CAT AND THEIR OFFSPRING! - click to enlarge the kitties Cats n kittens of Bulgaria plus a rare ginger Siamese/Sphinx cat look alike nursing mother cat with her...

Snakes and Snake Skins

SNAKES of BULGARIA Snakes n snake skins slither in Bulgaria One spectacular shedded snake skin found in the hills near a small Bulgarian Village! We had already seen another shedded snake skin very similar in size to this shedded skin, alas when we returned to take...

Close Up n Purrrrrsonal

Close up photos taken with a Sony Cybershot and a Panasonic Lumix camera of the animal bugs critters of Bulgaria Panasonic lumix camera took these close up photos. A Panasonic lumix leica lens which camera I purrsonally choose to photoshoot little animals macro...

Preying Mantis

Preying Mantis or Praying Mantis? plus Pregnant praying mantis Praying Mantis appears more times in Google searches than praying mantis. Thing is, the mantis both preys and prays! Close up photos of the Bulgarian Praying Mantis. These close up photos taken of the...

Yellow Black Grey Spider

This yellow, black and grey stripey spider photo was taken by Katie, a friend of mine, who has generously offered it for you all to see the beauty of this spinning stripey spider. Thank you Katie for a gorgeous spider shot. this yellow and black spider hanging from...

Bats with horns and teeth

RARE ENDANGERED SPECIES OF BULGARIAN BAT Bulgaria also has bats, these photos are of a bat with horns and sharp teeth! This Bulgarian bat was living inside one of my house bricks. We only knew there was a bat, when a wall had to be knocked down and during the...

Dangerous Centipede

BLACK n ORANGE CENTIPEDE a DANGEROUS CENTIPEDE a CRITTER of BULGARIA I came across this lovely little dangerous centipede as I turned over a large stone on my farm in Bulgaria! Later on in the week, a local Bulgarian showed me around a disused school house and there...

Readers collection of beasties

SCORPIONs in Bulgaria Many thanks to Phil Clayton who shot this scorpion with his little Nikon macro, in a bath in Elena! Scroll down to see the full sized close up photo of Phil's little scorpion that was busy taking a bath! plus here is a yellow and black spider...

Bulgarian Foals Mare and Stud

Bulgarian Foals | Bulgarian Mare | Bulgarian Stud |Bulgarian Wild horses free to roam wherever the grass is greener 🙂 FOALS with their MOTHER Here's a very happy and warm welcome to Bulgaria's latest baby! This beautiful foal is just 3 days old...

BULGARIAN LADYBIRD

BULGARIAN LADYBIRD - click to enlarge the ladybirds well, I really do not believe this is a Bulgarian style ladybird why not? because I have seen many normal ladybirds here but, this is a gorgeous red and black ladybird type bug and no doubt will be...

BUTTERFLIES

BUTTERFLIES of BULGARIA - click to enlarge photos Butterflies of Bulgaria Close up photos of butterflies. The butterflies on these flowers are just a few of the butterfly varieties in the Balkans. I will add to this butterfly collection as I...

SHEEP and GOATS

SHEEP and GOATS - click the goat to enlarge the photo With many flocks of sheep and goats roaming the Bulgarian countryside, of Southern Bulgaria these animals really get the opportunity to graze wherever the grass is greener! Southern Bulgaria...

Round bodied fly

This round bodied fly is awaiting identification in the meantime here are the photos of one strange looking fly with a huge round body and huge googly eyes

Does a fly pray?

DOES A FLY PRAY? yup! I caught a close up of this huge fly praying! Purrrhaps it was praying that the meaty morsel on the other side of the glass window was on his side

Black and Red vs Yellow and Black

Giant Wasps in Bulgari Black and red flies Yellow and black huge wasps One fantastic wasp stayed for a photo shoot! The wasps in Bulgaria don't seem as aggressive as the wasps in Greece! The wasps don't seem to be in large numbers around your sweet drink and they...

Tick like with wings to fly!

A WIERD TICK LIKE CREATURE a TICK WITH WINGS! ... and boy can they fly fast! This rather awesome looking tick was yanked off of the dogs ear! Luckily the mutt had been treated with frontline flea and tick repellent so the tick didn't have time to do any real damage! I...

Black white red yellow Moth Butterfly

BUTTERFLY with BLACK and WHITE WINGS plus a RED and YELLOW BODY I am currently trying to find out the species of this multi coloured butterfly, a local says the butterfly is a rare endangered species. It has black wings with white spots and a red and yellow wide berth...

The Village Donkey

The local village donkey plus a link to a donkey sanctuary on the Greek Island of Crete at the bottom of the page if you wish to help others help donkeys and I think he wants something! This donkey is a working donkey Howevers, he dosn't have much work to do lately....

Birds

Bird spotting rare birds Bulgaria Bulgarian Bird spotting birds Bulgaria Bulgarian What birds are in Bulgaria Birds of prey in Bulgaria Storks in Bulgaria Owls In Bulgaria If you wish to have a bird spotting holiday and wish to see vultures red kite kestrel crane...

Giant Mushrooms!

GIANT MUSHROOMS! Huge giant mushrooms, red mushrooms, mushrooms are growing everywhere in Bulgaria. These are photos of a few of the Giant mushrooms found in the hills and mountain forests of Bulgaria. The mushrooms are enormous as you can see from the photos of us...

Donkey

DONKEYS in BULGARIA Working donkeys of Bulgaria. How are these donkeys treated in Bulgaria. Do any of the Bulgarian donkeys require rescue? The lovely donkeys of Bulgaria, you can spot these donkeys almost everywhere, they are free to roam the streets, fields and...

Dogs

The Strays and Street Dogs of Bulgaria Heinz 57 Breed! Photos of an unlikely lookingcouple of dogs andsome of the Heinz 57breeds street strays in the Bulgarian villages, puppys and hungry dogs! Dogs Doberman pedigree breed puppys strays free dogs pack dogs in Bulgaria...

People of Bulgaria

Meet the Bulgarians! The Men Women and Charming Characters of Beautiful Bulgaria Generally the men and women of Bulgaria are extremely calm and peaceful and very charismatic. I have so far found it rare to hear the raised voice of a Bulgarian, even the children appear...

Busy Bee Polinating

Busy Bee Polinating Collection of close up photos of the wildlife of Bulgaria in The Beasts of the Balkans ! Busy Bee Polinating

WILD HORSES of Bulgaria

The FREE WILD HORSES of Bulgaria click the horse to enlarge photo The White horse featured here is getting on in years and since my arrival in Bulgaria, I have seen her, unshackled and roaming free between the many fields and on down to the...

Ostrich Farming

Ostrich Farming

OSTRICH FARMING in BULGARIA OUR TRIP TO AN OSTRICH FARM IN SOUTHERN BULGARIATHE RHODOPES OSTRICH FARM A day out visit to the local Ostrich farm, where we were introduced to these fantastic and very cute characters. The owner of this ostrich farm patiently...

Green Spotted Toad Frog

Green Spotted Toad Frog

GREEN SPOTTED TOADS BULL FROGS RED WARTS n all! This superb green spotted toad frogs proved to be a very comical character! First he tried scootching down so me may not see him, then he realised he wasn't doing a very good job at that and tried climbing up the canvas...

Ticks

Ticks

TICKS from DOGS and TICKS on CATS CLICK TO ENLARGE THE TICK! plus a flying tick like creature a tick with wings! Animal Collection of close up photos of the wildlife of Bulgaria in The...

Green Lizards

Green Lizards

Lizards of Bulgaria COLD BLOODED REPTILES of BULGARIA COLD BLOODED CREATURES REPTILES WHERE WILL YOU FIND ONE OF THESE BULGARIAN LIZARDS This reptile is cold blooded and needs the warmth of the sun to warm itself up and get itself going, the lizards can usually be...

Bulgarian Horses

Bulgarian Horses

BULGARIAN HORSES WORKING HORSES WILD HORSES Bulgarian horses are well known in the equestrian world of horses for being of quiet and kind temperment. The horses in southern Bulgaria are all free to roam wherever the grass is greener! Oftentimes...

River Fairies

River Fairies

RIVER FAIRIES - click the photo to enlarge the Bulgarian water fairies Down by the riverside near to Benkovski in southern Bulgaria is a magical river full of fairies a gaggle of multi coloured Dragonflies in mating season with turquoise blue,...

What do Preying Mantid eat?

What do Preying Mantid eat?

WHAT DOES A PRAYING MANTIS EAT? Well this preying mantis was eating the dead flower off of my Lavender bush! I couldn't see any bugs in the empty flower from the Lavendula, so my guess is this praying mantis was eating the dead flower as roughage after a...

Spiders

Spiders

Arachnaphobic? Why are humans so frightened of spiders? The Myth of fear of spiders below the photos of the spiders CLICK THE SPIDER TO ENLARGE THE PHOTO Is there such a thing as a wasp spider? This yellow back spider performed for the camera...

Kittens Cat n mouse

Kittens Cat n mouse

CATS KITTENS plus cat n mouse games! GINGER TOMS - A RARE GINGER FEMALE SPHINX LIKE CAT AND THEIR OFFSPRING! - click to enlarge the kitties Cats n kittens of Bulgaria plus a rare ginger Siamese/Sphinx cat look alike nursing mother cat with her...

Snakes and Snake Skins

Snakes and Snake Skins

SNAKES of BULGARIA Snakes n snake skins slither in Bulgaria One spectacular shedded snake skin found in the hills near a small Bulgarian Village! We had already seen another shedded snake skin very similar in size to this shedded skin, alas when we returned to take...

Close Up n Purrrrrsonal

Close Up n Purrrrrsonal

Close up photos taken with a Sony Cybershot and a Panasonic Lumix camera of the animal bugs critters of Bulgaria Panasonic lumix camera took these close up photos. A Panasonic lumix leica lens which camera I purrsonally choose to photoshoot little animals macro...

Preying Mantis

Preying Mantis

Preying Mantis or Praying Mantis? plus Pregnant praying mantis Praying Mantis appears more times in Google searches than praying mantis. Thing is, the mantis both preys and prays! Close up photos of the Bulgarian Praying Mantis. These close up photos taken of the...

Yellow Black Grey Spider

Yellow Black Grey Spider

This yellow, black and grey stripey spider photo was taken by Katie, a friend of mine, who has generously offered it for you all to see the beauty of this spinning stripey spider. Thank you Katie for a gorgeous spider shot. this yellow and black spider hanging from...

Bats with horns and teeth

Bats with horns and teeth

RARE ENDANGERED SPECIES OF BULGARIAN BAT Bulgaria also has bats, these photos are of a bat with horns and sharp teeth! This Bulgarian bat was living inside one of my house bricks. We only knew there was a bat, when a wall had to be knocked down and during the...

Dangerous Centipede

Dangerous Centipede

BLACK n ORANGE CENTIPEDE a DANGEROUS CENTIPEDE a CRITTER of BULGARIA I came across this lovely little dangerous centipede as I turned over a large stone on my farm in Bulgaria! Later on in the week, a local Bulgarian showed me around a disused school house and there...

Readers collection of beasties

Readers collection of beasties

SCORPIONs in Bulgaria Many thanks to Phil Clayton who shot this scorpion with his little Nikon macro, in a bath in Elena! Scroll down to see the full sized close up photo of Phil's little scorpion that was busy taking a bath! plus here is a yellow and black spider...

Bulgarian Foals Mare and Stud

Bulgarian Foals Mare and Stud

Bulgarian Foals | Bulgarian Mare | Bulgarian Stud |Bulgarian Wild horses free to roam wherever the grass is greener 🙂 FOALS with their MOTHER Here's a very happy and warm welcome to Bulgaria's latest baby! This beautiful foal is just 3 days old...

BULGARIAN LADYBIRD

BULGARIAN LADYBIRD

BULGARIAN LADYBIRD - click to enlarge the ladybirds well, I really do not believe this is a Bulgarian style ladybird why not? because I have seen many normal ladybirds here but, this is a gorgeous red and black ladybird type bug and no doubt will be...

BUTTERFLIES

BUTTERFLIES

BUTTERFLIES of BULGARIA - click to enlarge photos Butterflies of Bulgaria Close up photos of butterflies. The butterflies on these flowers are just a few of the butterfly varieties in the Balkans. I will add to this butterfly collection as I...

SHEEP and GOATS

SHEEP and GOATS

SHEEP and GOATS - click the goat to enlarge the photo With many flocks of sheep and goats roaming the Bulgarian countryside, of Southern Bulgaria these animals really get the opportunity to graze wherever the grass is greener! Southern Bulgaria...

Round bodied fly

Round bodied fly

This round bodied fly is awaiting identification in the meantime here are the photos of one strange looking fly with a huge round body and huge googly eyes

Does a fly pray?

Does a fly pray?

DOES A FLY PRAY? yup! I caught a close up of this huge fly praying! Purrrhaps it was praying that the meaty morsel on the other side of the glass window was on his side

Black and Red vs Yellow and Black

Black and Red vs Yellow and Black

Giant Wasps in Bulgari Black and red flies Yellow and black huge wasps One fantastic wasp stayed for a photo shoot! The wasps in Bulgaria don't seem as aggressive as the wasps in Greece! The wasps don't seem to be in large numbers around your sweet drink and they...

Tick like with wings to fly!

Tick like with wings to fly!

A WIERD TICK LIKE CREATURE a TICK WITH WINGS! ... and boy can they fly fast! This rather awesome looking tick was yanked off of the dogs ear! Luckily the mutt had been treated with frontline flea and tick repellent so the tick didn't have time to do any real damage! I...

Black white red yellow Moth Butterfly

Black white red yellow Moth Butterfly

BUTTERFLY with BLACK and WHITE WINGS plus a RED and YELLOW BODY I am currently trying to find out the species of this multi coloured butterfly, a local says the butterfly is a rare endangered species. It has black wings with white spots and a red and yellow wide berth...

The Village Donkey

The Village Donkey

The local village donkey plus a link to a donkey sanctuary on the Greek Island of Crete at the bottom of the page if you wish to help others help donkeys and I think he wants something! This donkey is a working donkey Howevers, he dosn't have much work to do lately....

Birds

Birds

Bird spotting rare birds Bulgaria Bulgarian Bird spotting birds Bulgaria Bulgarian What birds are in Bulgaria Birds of prey in Bulgaria Storks in Bulgaria Owls In Bulgaria If you wish to have a bird spotting holiday and wish to see vultures red kite kestrel crane...

Giant Mushrooms!

Giant Mushrooms!

GIANT MUSHROOMS! Huge giant mushrooms, red mushrooms, mushrooms are growing everywhere in Bulgaria. These are photos of a few of the Giant mushrooms found in the hills and mountain forests of Bulgaria. The mushrooms are enormous as you can see from the photos of us...

Donkey

Donkey

DONKEYS in BULGARIA Working donkeys of Bulgaria. How are these donkeys treated in Bulgaria. Do any of the Bulgarian donkeys require rescue? The lovely donkeys of Bulgaria, you can spot these donkeys almost everywhere, they are free to roam the streets, fields and...

Dogs

Dogs

The Strays and Street Dogs of Bulgaria Heinz 57 Breed! Photos of an unlikely lookingcouple of dogs andsome of the Heinz 57breeds street strays in the Bulgarian villages, puppys and hungry dogs! Dogs Doberman pedigree breed puppys strays free dogs pack dogs in Bulgaria...

People of Bulgaria

People of Bulgaria

Meet the Bulgarians! The Men Women and Charming Characters of Beautiful Bulgaria Generally the men and women of Bulgaria are extremely calm and peaceful and very charismatic. I have so far found it rare to hear the raised voice of a Bulgarian, even the children appear...

Busy Bee Polinating

Busy Bee Polinating

Busy Bee Polinating Collection of close up photos of the wildlife of Bulgaria in The Beasts of the Balkans ! Busy Bee Polinating

WILD HORSES of Bulgaria

WILD HORSES of Bulgaria

The FREE WILD HORSES of Bulgaria click the horse to enlarge photo The White horse featured here is getting on in years and since my arrival in Bulgaria, I have seen her, unshackled and roaming free between the many fields and on down to the...

Poisonous spiders & snakes

Beasts of the Balkans covering all the creepy crawling critters, poisonous centipedes, bats with horns! A pregnant preying mantis!

The big and small creatures in gory colour

 

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