READERS’ PICTURES: Animal magic in Northumberland

It is often been said that we are a nation of animal lovers.

If the pictures in this slideshow are anything to go by, Northumberland is certainly a county of animal fans.

Tilly, by Kevin Murray

Tilly, by Kevin Murray

The images have been taken by our readers and include hungry puffins, a laughing seal, a smiling donkey, a strutting pheasant and lots of dogs!

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