The reader will be pleased to hear that we are nearing the end of the mountain photos.
Sometimes I think we should sneak more quietly through the mountains in order to see more wildlife but we generally walk quite noisily so as to avoid being eaten by the lions, tigers and bears. The Japanese mostly carry bear bells, or even radios. I bet the mother bears get really fed up of the cubs hankering after the latest noise-making gizmo.
Shika - Deer.
Raicho - Ptarmigan.
Hebi - Snake.