I'm Onyx, 26 and from southern England. This is my personal blog and mostly made up of random text posts and my own photos and drawings.
Interests include animals, wildlife watching, taxidermy and vulture culture, drawing and photography.

My other blogs;
The Last Jackals Comic
The Urban Fox Watcher
How To Skin A Tiger
The Canid Compendium
The Golden Jackal Blog
Europe Wilds

My Etsy Shop: TheFoxBrush

30th July 2014

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While I was trying to wrestle Gwen back into her viv she decided to bite herself in protest. Crazy snake. u__u

Tagged: don't worry she's fineshe just gets so crazy at feeding time that anythign is fair gameeven herself xD

30th July 2014

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"The mist swirled, the wet grass tugged in the wind, and now Snitter felt sure that he must indeed be mad and, as so often in the past, the victim of delusion, for up through the mist and wind came the tod. Limping it was, it’s breath coming in great, steaming gasps, brush trailing, eyes staring, belly caked with mud. It’s teeth were bared above and below it’s lolling tongue and it turned it’s head this way and that, continually listening and sniffing the air."

Finally finished it! Still has some issues (mainly those mountains) but I’ve lost the will to care, lol. I don’t think it turned out too badly considering I’ve never attempted anything like this before, though! 
Anyway, this is from the scene when The Tod gets killed. I thought it was a shame his ending was changed for the film since it was a lot more powerful in the book. For a start, in the film his death was an accident. No one set out specifically to kill him, while in the book he was deliberately killed. Secondly, while sad, in the film his death at least had a purpose; buying time for Snitter and Rowf to escape. But in the book his death had no purpose. He was killed purely for fun at the whim of the huntsman, which suited the theme of the story much better and made his death all the more tragic. Lastly, I don’t believe The Tod ever would have sacrificed himself for anyone else. The point of his character was that he was a wild animal so very different from Snitter and Rowf, and as such had to always put himself first in order to survive. For me, it just didn’t fit with his character. 
But anyway, I’ve always wanted to try and draw Tod’s last scene from the book since it was such a powerful image. Maybe one day I’ll manage a better depiction but I’m pretty pleased with this one for now. Oh, and make sure to view large!

"The mist swirled, the wet grass tugged in the wind, and now Snitter felt sure that he must indeed be mad and, as so often in the past, the victim of delusion, for up through the mist and wind came the tod. Limping it was, it’s breath coming in great, steaming gasps, brush trailing, eyes staring, belly caked with mud. It’s teeth were bared above and below it’s lolling tongue and it turned it’s head this way and that, continually listening and sniffing the air."

Finally finished it! Still has some issues (mainly those mountains) but I’ve lost the will to care, lol. I don’t think it turned out too badly considering I’ve never attempted anything like this before, though! 

Anyway, this is from the scene when The Tod gets killed. I thought it was a shame his ending was changed for the film since it was a lot more powerful in the book. For a start, in the film his death was an accident. No one set out specifically to kill him, while in the book he was deliberately killed. Secondly, while sad, in the film his death at least had a purpose; buying time for Snitter and Rowf to escape. But in the book his death had no purpose. He was killed purely for fun at the whim of the huntsman, which suited the theme of the story much better and made his death all the more tragic. Lastly, I don’t believe The Tod ever would have sacrificed himself for anyone else. The point of his character was that he was a wild animal so very different from Snitter and Rowf, and as such had to always put himself first in order to survive. For me, it just didn’t fit with his character. 

But anyway, I’ve always wanted to try and draw Tod’s last scene from the book since it was such a powerful image. Maybe one day I’ll manage a better depiction but I’m pretty pleased with this one for now. Oh, and make sure to view large!

Tagged: the plague dogsthe todartfox

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30th July 2014

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breakingnews:

England’s historic Eastbourne Pier badly damaged in fire
Guardian: The Eastbourne Pier, a Victorian-era attraction in East Sussex, England, went up in flames on Wednesday after a fire started in the arcade on the pier.
The 144-year-old pier is badly damaged according to officials, as firefighters continue after many hours to try and get the blaze under control.
Photo: Mark Dimmock/REX/Rex Features via Guardian

breakingnews:

England’s historic Eastbourne Pier badly damaged in fire

Guardian: The Eastbourne Pier, a Victorian-era attraction in East Sussex, England, went up in flames on Wednesday after a fire started in the arcade on the pier.

The 144-year-old pier is badly damaged according to officials, as firefighters continue after many hours to try and get the blaze under control.

Photo: Mark Dimmock/REX/Rex Features via Guardian

Tagged: ;~;

30th July 2014

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earthmoss:

is this not the coolest snail youve ever seen??

earthmoss:

is this not the coolest snail youve ever seen??

Tagged: I NEED THIS SNAIL

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30th July 2014

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Mother got a Terry’s chocolate orange. YES

Tagged: i love those 83

30th July 2014

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Onyx you really have to stop destroying piers :|

I didn’t mean to. ;~;

Maybe I should just avoid piers from now on. 8|

Tagged: mydogisanerd

30th July 2014

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Man, almost every pier I’ve ever known has burned down. The only pier I’ve been to outside of Sussex was the one in Western Super Mare and even that burned down shortly after I’d been there. 8|

Tagged: i once had a dream about the west pier being on fire and later that week it burned down...

30th July 2014

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Why haven’t they mentioned the fire on the local news? You’d think it would be the headline story. o_O

30th July 2014

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The skeleton piers of Sussex.

Looks like there’s going to be a new addition to the club. 8|

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30th July 2014

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Yes ;—-;

We’re gonna end up with nothing but skeleton piers at this rate. 8|

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30th July 2014

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Eastbourne Pier on fire →

WHAT THE HELL

Is every pier in Sussex going to end up being burned down? :/

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30th July 2014

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Sometimes I think my brain is just too lazy to come up with a decent dream. 

Last night I had a dream about putting the bins out and then chatting to the binmen about our rubbish. Wth? xD

29th July 2014

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Fluffy moth in the bathroom. 83

Fluffy moth in the bathroom. 83

Tagged: excuse how grubby the wall is e_ebuff ermineermine mothmoth

29th July 2014

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emmysaurus:

casual reminder that you’re probably supposed to be doing something right now that’s not tumblr

Tagged: sleeping xD

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