Wildlife still visits urban areas of the Costa del Sol

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Caught in the headlights Credit: Antonio Garrido Zambrana

THE pretty village of Benahavis is technically part of Marbella but does have its own council and attracts a large number of expatriates as residents due to its hillside location, many restaurants and good quality housing.

It also attracts plenty of four legged visitors, with wild boar, deer and the occasional mouflon sighted, but now as the rutting season commences stags are beginning not just to be heard but also seen.

They have to be careful, as the hunting season is also upon us but just a few days ago a magnificent specimen was spotted in the middle of a built-up area of the village butit is certainly a time to be careful as they can become quite vicious especially with dogs that they might consider a threat.

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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.

Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.

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