It’s a busy time for everyone in the last frantic few days before Christmas — from finding the perfect tree to the perfect present to pop underneath. But what about the craftspeople working hard behind the scenes to make Christmas special?
It’s a cold winter’s morning in the west Tipperary countryside and a sparrow hawk makes an appearance low in the clear sky. Immediately, a few hundred turkeys take a break from their foraging to collectively rush towards the invader, shouting their warnings before the hawk has second thoughts and heads for the hills, leaving the turkeys to resume free-range life.
Christmas is fasting approaching and so are the postage deadlines of the festive season. Watch these clips and find out the best way to get your gifts to your loved ones right on time for the 25th, along with some great presents you can pick up at your post office.
P-22, a six-year-old male mountain-lion living in Southern California, became a minor celebrity when he was photographed walking past an American cultural icon; the famous Hollywood sign, with its 15m high lettering, in the Santa Monica Mountains. He has also sheltered under a house and broken into Los Angeles Zoo where he may have dismembered a koala, writes