May has arrived and we’re one month closer to summer. As much as I want the summer right now, I can’t complain about spring either. I’ve been outside hunting beaver for several hours this spring and I really enjoy sitting outside watching birds and animals around me. The best part of hunting is that the animals don’t notice you that easily and they can get really close. The other day I met what we call a “korsrev” here in Norway. It’s a red fox with black markings that makes a cross on its back. They can also be mostly black instead of red. They’re not that common and I feel honored to have met one. When I met it I was strolling along the water to look for beavers and I left my camera at the spot I had been sitting. When I finally got back to my camera and tried to take a photo of it as it chased swans on the field behind me it had ran too far away and I couldn’t get a good picture of it, sadly.
The sky was so beautiful that evening. I had to take this photo after I had tried to snap one of the fox. I absolutely love this place.
On Wednesday my boyfriend and I came home from our trip to Sweden. It has been a fantastic weekend with hunting almost every night, great people and, of course, some alcohol.
Friday began with me shooting my very first wild boar. It was very exciting and I hope that I can do it again sometime. I felt it was way too easy and that I had a lot of luck on Friday. I need it to be more challenging next time. It was a 40 – 50kg male, approx 1 year old. It was a great start!
On Saturday and Sunday we went out hunting beaver. My boyfriend and I have been hunting beavers here at home for some time, but why not hunt some in Sweden as well? My boyfriend shot 2 at the same place in 10 minutes on Saturday. On Sunday I had one up close and I was told to shoot it in water if I had the opportunity. I clearly had the opportunity (it was swimming 5m away from me), but I chose to wait and see if it wanted to get on land, which was stupid. 10 seconds later it dived into the water and disappeared. It was very fun watching it though. Such a fascinating and cute animal. It was so happy floating around with a stick in its mouth, haha.
Here are some pictures from when we were hunting beaver on Saturday and Sunday. The swedish forest is beautiful!
We had a great time and we look forward to visit Jocke and his family again later. We ended our trip with celebreating “Valborgsmässoafton” with Jockes family and friends. We ate great food, drank great drinks and had a very good time. We also sat in the sauna for some time as well. So relaxing!
This weekend we are going to my boyfriends cabin and I look so forward to just relax, read Harry Potter and do absolutely NOTHING. But first, I’m going to visit the farm of a friend of mine. They have lots of lambs there now and I was asked to help them out a bit. Such a great start on this weekend. #cuddle
Ending this with a cute picture of Jockes dog Berit and my boyfriend.