A man has filmed the abundant wildlife that took over his kids’ playground including weasels, hedgehogs, badgers, owls and even a family of stoats – which played on the trampoline.
Wildlife artist Robert Fuller set up cameras in his garden after he noticed creatures were climbing all over the second hand play set he bought for his daughters.
He filmed a family of stoats doing rolly-polys on the trampoline and hedgehogs playing in the buckets and watering cans.
Playful badgers crept in for a dip in the paddling pool before trying to climb a rope ladder.
And a deer ventured in for a look about, while an owl swooped in to perch on the climbing frame.
Robert, from Thixendale, North Yorks., said: “I decided to fit cameras and lighting to the climbing frame to capture more animals using it.
“It wasn’t until I started to review the footage that I realised just how many animals and birds were enjoying the play frame.
“It has been in place for six years now, and in that time it has given me, my girls and a host of wild species so much pleasure – especially recently when we’ve been in lock-down.
“I see it providing fun for many more years to come too. I’ve yet to see any animal find a use for its bright yellow bumpy slide, but you never know!”
The play frame is located in the family’s three-acre garden and Robert puts out food to attract the local wildlife.
The play area also includes a miniature trampoline, a shoe-shaped doll house, watering cans, and an old sand castle bucket, making it more adventurous for visitors.