Archive for the ‘Madrid’ Category

Man survives viper bite

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

A hiker has survived a viper bite in La Pedriza, Madrid, which would make it a Lataste’s viper or snub-nosed viper. 3-4 people probably die a year from viper bites in Spain, although this figure may now be lower due to the expansion in rural health facilities and the fact that there aren’t as many people working in the countryside. Sobrevivir a una víbora El Pais

Photo of a Lataste’s viper or snub-nosed viper

Venemous snakes in Spain + Bites and stings from animals in Spain Iberianature

Anti-nazi bear: Bears in Madrid

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

23/10 I’m taking a course over the next two weeks on Iberian Birds of Prey at the Facultad de Biologia in Barcelona. Interesting stuff, but I also came across this poster in the faculty foyer as part of a small exhibition of Spanish Civil War posters. More on the Madrid bear and its origin.