Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians in Poitou-Charentes

For now in no particular order. All the animals have been seen in Poitou-Charentes and in the wild, however some of the photos are from animals in a Zoo. I have only once seen a Fox and it had its leg in a trap but I could not get near enough to it to help. I once saw a Genet cat crossing the road at night, it had two young ones with it, and they all slowly crossed infront of me.

For more information on specific species click on the names below.

Lynx,   Wolf,    Brown bear,    Wild boar,     Red Squirrel,


6 thoughts on “Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians in Poitou-Charentes”

  1. said:

    My wife and I saw an anteater (yes!) obviously it must be an escapee from somewhere but have you heard of any other sightings in the Charente?

  2. No, I have seen them in the zoo and also saw one in Patagonia, but that is where they are supposed to be!

  3. Martin Bonelle said:

    You are right about the anteater sighting and it is still there. We were driving from ferry at Caen to Aubeterre this morning and it crossed the road in front of us near Montmoreau St Cybard at about 3.00am. We had all our lights on and it was fully illuminated and about 15 metres in front of us. We have been looking on line since as we could not understand how it could be there but pleased that someone else has seen it

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