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Vacajoe

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How about a little light-hearted fun? Post a picture of you favorite Camino animal!

Since farm dogs often get a bad name from pilgrim reports, I’m happy to say that this big guy was all about love! Encountered outside of Undués on the Camino Aragones. (My wife wanted to put a saddle on him and head for Santiago...)
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Camino Chris

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#6
Ok, very interesting...but maybe a thread needs to be started "Favorite insect photos"! Well, maybe the caterpillar "fur" makes it count as an animal. Lol!
 

VNwalking

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#7
OK. ;)
Ask and ye shall receive: insects and flowers together! IMG_4420.JPG
I hadn't noticed the ant on the underside of the calyx until just now: the moths kind of stole the show!
(Edit - I just looked them up. It's a trio of Six-spotted Burnets, Zygaena filipendulae. 36 Spots.:cool: )
 
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VNwalking

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#9
There seems to be a distinct red fixation in a certain subset of the forum population.:p
(The moths are interesting as well as pretty - I just found out that if you attack them, they secrete a chemical containing cyanide. Those spots tell the birds to give them a wide berth.
I won't comment on what red socks might mean.:eek: )
 

Anamiri

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#10
Of course a highlight was the storks, I was obsessed with watching them with their babies.
The white dog with half a tail we met in Rabanal. He completely ignored us, walked up through the town with us, just out of out reach. Rested his leg on the side of a building to take a pee. Checked us out and deemed us not worthy of petting him, he was hilarious.
The old boy was lazing under the tables at Alto do Poio, happy for a pet and some lunch ham and cheese.
And the cows were in Airexe, a lovely village.
 

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We bumped into these two as they were going the reverse direction on the canal path between Boadilla & Fromista in 2015.
The mule was anxious that I photographed his good side...
 

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How about a little light-hearted fun? Post a picture of you favorite Camino animal!

Since farm dogs often get a bad name from pilgrim reports, I’m happy to say that this big guy was all about love! Encountered outside of Undués on the Camino Aragones. (My wife wanted to put a saddle on him and head for Santiago...)
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How about a little light-hearted fun? Post a picture of you favorite Camino animal!

Since farm dogs often get a bad name from pilgrim reports, I’m happy to say that this big guy was all about love! Encountered outside of Undués on the Camino Aragones. (My wife wanted to put a saddle on him and head for Santiago...)
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Kaleo

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How about a little light-hearted fun? Post a picture of you favorite Camino animal!

Since farm dogs often get a bad name from pilgrim reports, I’m happy to say that this big guy was all about love! Encountered outside of Undués on the Camino Aragones. (My wife wanted to put a saddle on him and head for Santiago...)
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Wonderful to see a Pyr in his/her natural environment! Thank you for sharing.
 

JennyH94

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#25
Terrific thread Vacajoe! It's been fantastic to see all the photos so far and to read the stories attached to them. My photo is of three friendly donkeys at San Justo de la Vega, just before Astorga. Very conveniently for them, these three cuties live in a paddock in a street which is about a one minute walk from a supermarket on the Camino path into Astorga. The supermarket keeps an excellent supply of apples prominently displayed near the door so pilgrims who see the donkeys can pop back and buy apples for these beautiful creatures - at least, that's what I like to think! When I bought the apples I said to the shop assistant "para los burros" and she laughed - I wondered how many other pilgrims before me that day had done exactly the same thing!
Cheers from Oz - Jenny

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Anamiri

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They were there in 2016, and we were so excited to see them, they were racing up and down trees not that far from the path. We were completely distracted by their antics. (There are no squirrels in New Zealand.)
The Canadians we were walking with, weren't remotely interested....
 

Rinspin

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How about a little light-hearted fun? Post a picture of you favorite Camino animal!

Since farm dogs often get a bad name from pilgrim reports, I’m happy to say that this big guy was all about love! Encountered outside of Undués on the Camino Aragones. (My wife wanted to put a saddle on him and head for Santiago...)
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Camino Chris

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#40
On the Norte...good memories for me.
 

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#43
Such a cute fellow...and he's all alone.
 

krisobn82

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#44
So I came across this hilarious guy on my 2017 Camino travels. He was sharing a paddock with a horse that was rolling around on its back, so this guy thought he would imitate his friend and started doing the same! I loved him! DSCN0760.JPG
 

RJM

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#46
I don't remember where on the Frances this was and while not an actual animal on the Camino, I found this amusing. If that picture of the dog on the fence is meant to be menacing, it doesn't work. That dog looks like he will only kill you with love, lol.
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Anamiri

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#47
I don't remember where on the Frances this was and while not an actual animal on the Camino, I found this amusing. If that picture of the dog on the fence is meant to be menacing, it doesn't work. That dog looks like he will only kill you with love, lol.
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That was between Astorga and Rabanal I think, I took the same photo because I have one of those dogs. And yes they are lovable. I wondered if that was a dog breeding place?
 

Camino Chris

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#49
This is one of very few cat photos I was able to take. They would often sit there looking at me as I walked by, but the moment I got my camera out to take their picture, they stood up and walked "aloofly" away...every time!
 
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#51
How about a little light-hearted fun? Post a picture of you favorite Camino animal!

Since farm dogs often get a bad name from pilgrim reports, I’m happy to say that this big guy was all about love! Encountered outside of Undués on the Camino Aragones. (My wife wanted to put a saddle on him and head for Santiago...)
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Just beautiful,, look at his happy face!!
 

caminka

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How about a little light-hearted fun? Post a picture of you favorite Camino animal!
Since farm dogs often get a bad name from pilgrim reports, I’m happy to say that this big guy was all about love! Encountered outside of Undués on the Camino Aragones. (My wife wanted to put a saddle on him and head for Santiago...)
what a wonderful photo!

and you asked for it.... my favs from francés from 2009 (in two parts):

too cute to be true - a local attracion in azqueta.
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a territorial dispute in the forest surrounding the monastery of cartuja de miraflores (on the east side of burgos). the lower squirrel obviously wanted to claim the pine the upper squirrel was inhabiting. it wanted to get higher up the tree, quarelling the whole time with the upper squirrel who was preventing it from ascending. it went on before I came by, the entire 15min I was there, and was still going on when I left.
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everyone pilgrim's wish on a hot sunny day.
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caminka

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#57
a game of look-at-my-camera-look-away I played with this goat on the route to the samos monastery. she was perched on the stone wall along the corredoira, looking down at the passing pilgrims. each time I wanted to take a photo of here looking directly at me, she looked at me askance in this way. we played for some minutes, then I gave up and took this.
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I have never come across an enterprising chicken before. this hen came to me from the nearby courtyard as soon as she realised that I was having a breather under the tree on the route leaving palas do rei. she was walking around me, cooing and looking at me, obviously hoping for some of my snack.
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this guy was so beside himself when I came by that he kept running round and round me until I went on.
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Jacobus

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#59
How about a little light-hearted fun? Post a picture of you favorite Camino animal!

Since farm dogs often get a bad name from pilgrim reports, I’m happy to say that this big guy was all about love! Encountered outside of Undués on the Camino Aragones. (My wife wanted to put a saddle on him and head for Santiago...)
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