In an area comprised of remote
heath-lands with sandy tracts bordering on rich pastures,
Rabbits thrive. Hedgehogs are a common sight and a multitude of
Shrews and Voles frequent the hedgerows and dry-stone walls. It
is not surprising, therefore, that the area boasts a thriving
population of predators. The Polecat, Weasel and Stoat can often
be seen dashing across the country lanes in pursuit of their
next meal and Foxes boldly stalk in the fields and copses.
Despite continued persecution, Badgers are firmly established in
the region with a number of extensive set complexes being
established in more remote areas. Otters seem to be on the
comeback, particularly in the north-eastern part of the area.
Traditional stone-built farmsteads, so common in the area, offer
sanctuary to a number of bat species, predominantly the
Pipistrelle, whose twilight fluttering is so much a part of the
summer evening tranquillity of Llyn.
The common wild rabbit
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