Cute or Not? Alpacas, chickens, bats, lizards, woodwasps.

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Cute wild and domestic animals feature on our home page this week. And a special offer on organic chickens. Find out more about the farm’s new Alpacas and our wildlife on www.sheepdrove.com

Most people think of mammals as cute, but reptiles and invertebrates get a mixed reception. Why is that – self protective instincts perhaps? The photos below show a Common Lizard and Giant Wood Wasp – both seen at the farm this week. The huge wasp was spotted by children who visited yesterday with Good Food Matters.

Everyone thought the wood wasp was going to sting, but it’s harmless – the long spike is for laying eggs, it’s called an ovipositor. And did you know – a female Common Lizard gives birth to live young?

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