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Beasties [in Switzerland]?

Are there any mad biting beasties in Switzerland? Or weird animals? Or odd insects?
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Old 13.07.2011, 22:21
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Re: Beasties

Yes. I just discovered Mud Dauber the other week, they make small nests in muddy bit of garden. Nasty large hornety things, that can sting.

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........... asking an Australian?


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The ticks here carry meningitis and lyme disease. They're little buggers, easily missed, but quite a concern if you enjoy walking in the countryside.

Apart from that, Switzerland is pretty safe.
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Where I live we've got lynx, wolves (well 1 so far), chamois, Ibex, marmots and ... ouch horseflies.

Are you a woos, what are you scared off. Nothing is as scary and painful as gnats and we haven't got any.
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Old 13.07.2011, 22:43
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Wolves and bears have been reintroduced in the recent past, and roam high in the mountains, preferring to stay away from humans .... although there is a lone female wolf with a taste for Freiburger lamb.
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Re: Beasties

I just dicsussed tics with our ped since they inquired if we go camping to East or North East of CH and wanted to vax, they gave me a map of infected tic areas, same one as this (cartes des regions a risques en Suisse) so it is not apparently a big deal in all regions here.
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Yes. I just discovered Mud Dauber the other week, they make small nests in muddy bit of garden. Nasty large hornety things, that can sting.

Really ..... ? ...... oh, the irony.
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Yes. I just discovered Mud Dauber the other week, they make small nests in muddy bit of garden. Nasty large hornety things, that can sting.

oh man, I spotted one of these outside my kitchen window yesterday.. I think they're building a nest in the wall outside
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Na ja..I could do without this insect one, though it scared the hell out of me.
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Oh DB, how could you? You SWORE you wouldn't tell

Our house looks similar just a little larger
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Re: Beasties

Meisie, I had two of these little Mud Dauber creatures fly in, they seem harmless, but I read up if you make them angry they get aggressive..I sprayed Eucalyptus (it's a spray Brummm from pharmacy, for mosquitos and tics) around my window sils and they never came back, their nest is cca 2m away.
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Meisie, I had two of these little Mud Dauber creatures fly in, they seem harmless, but I read up if you make them angry they get aggressive..I sprayed Eucalyptus (it's a spray Brummm from pharmacy, for mosquitos and tics) around my window sils and they never came back, their nest is cca 2m away.
Thanks you so much for that tip! You're the BEST
I'm definitely getting some tomorrow.
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I like the smell, too, it faintly stays for a few days, I didn't have to spray more than once.

Re beasties, my friends told me there are foxes, even in town now, here. But I have no idea if it is true, we haven't seen any in cities, just outside.

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Is that the house next to the zoo?
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Yes. I just discovered Mud Dauber the other week, they make small nests in muddy bit of garden. Nasty large hornety things, that can sting.

That's minging! Euch.
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Is that the house next to the zoo?
Yes and it's in absinthe country too- nearly full moon now
wahoooooooooo.
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I just dicsussed tics with our ped since they inquired if we go camping to East or North East of CH and wanted to vax, they gave me a map of infected tic areas, same one as this (cartes des regions a risques en Suisse) so it is not apparently a big deal in all regions here.
Kids are really hard when it comes to this tic.
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