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Almost certainly, this is the work of a woodpecker foraging for grubs in a dead and rotting tree: they tend to move methodically up the trunk excavating at intervals, producing the Swiss cheese effect visible in your photo. This being Finland, your culprit is probably the black woodpecker Dryocopus martius. For comparison, here's a stock photo entitled "...


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None. Bears and wolves are no safety concern in Norway and Finland. Both are shy and, since they are not used to human contact (opposite to say, some places in the US where bears are used to people) will try to avoid all human interaction. This will mean that they'll go out of their way to avoid you and very likely you won't see any. If you ever do catch a ...


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Ok so I do't have excessive first hand experience at crossing bogs - but did find an couple of interesting reads which may help to answer some of your questions. From researching, bogs are not that simple a thing. From what I can gather from these articles - the easy / hard rating may be to do with how wet / dry the bog is. A bog is basically decaying ...


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Lapland has moose. As AMC Outdoors says in its article Do You Know How to Respond to a Moose Encounter? Any moose, at any time of year, may respond aggressively if provoked by your presence The tricky thing is, you may be doing nothing, and a moose will be provoked for reasons unclear even to it. Or it may not. Moose are not the most intelligent of ...


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Not sure about all the bark being stripped off, but the elongated holes look like the work of pileated woodpeckers.


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