However, she is definitely displaying teenage tendencies, often wanting to stay out later than she should and (like my own daughter) she is a very determined young lady! The time will come, possibly very soon, when we will lose her for half a day or more (we already did once when she was less than 2 weeks old!) and we are soon going to fit her with a collar (with a break easy link so she cannot get caught by it) and are hoping to find an effective tracker device to fit to her too, if at all possible. Still, all parents have to face the desire in their young sooner or later to leave home and become independent and encourage them to do so. When the time comes we hope she will hang around a bit (but not too much) and come back to her home base on occasion. For the next month or so I’m pretty certain she’ll stick around until she decides that nutritious milk is not as tasty as it once was or as filling as all those delicious plants in the gardens and woods around Muncaster!
So our Twiggy adventure is continuing, taking up loads of our time when we should be doing other things, but I enjoy it hugely and am learning so much about these beautiful creatures. We are very blessed to have her in our lives.
Peter Frost-Pennington, 24th July 2016
Conservation Matters @ Muncaster