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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 12th November, 2021)

A Stag Do?


A Stag Do?
This tree on the Allotments near the Fingerpost, Aspull looks like a giant stag to me….or is it a dog?

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Dave Lewis on 12th November 2021 at 00:42

Nice one Dennis, yes it does look like a stag, very unusual.

Comment by: Mick on 12th November 2021 at 06:43

Green dog muck bag spotted bottom left, 1"in and 1" up that's all I can see.
I think Dennis as been on that LSD stuff.

Comment by: wigginlad on 12th November 2021 at 07:23

cousin of the Loch Ness monster perhaps !! definitely a dog Dennis.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th November 2021 at 07:46

Oh,I like that Dennis,it looks like a stag to me..showing off his magnificent antlers.
I would love to see a stag in reality..they always look so proud.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 12th November 2021 at 08:19

Well spotted, Dennis.

I wonder how many drunks have looked up in the gloom and jumped back three feet.?

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th November 2021 at 08:44

I think it's Rudolph reccy-ing all the houses he has to visit in Aspull this year. A sherry at each one and his nose will be red in no time! Fanciful and daft my idea may be, but I'm glad I can see more than than a dog-bag, (which surely is bottom RIGHT, I" in and 1" up)?, when I look at this photo.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 12th November 2021 at 09:02

The Fingerpost Ness Monster Dennis, good 'un

Comment by: Veronica on 12th November 2021 at 09:03

My first thought was the Loch Ness monster, but that's a fairy tale so it must be a stag. Very strange.

Comment by: Gary on 12th November 2021 at 09:17

Resembles an Irish Wolfhound.
A few years back, an old lady in our street had one. She walked it every morning, down to the lower promenade, across a zebra crossing.
One Wednesday morning it had a heart attack and died on the crossing. Caused traffic chaos as three men had to help her lift it, about 15 yards, onto the grass verge.
Big dogs but apparently prone to this condition.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th November 2021 at 09:17

That tickled me Fred.

Comment by: John G on 12th November 2021 at 09:41

Dennis: That’s very good I see what you mean with the stag image.
I see a dogs head with over grown eyebrows.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th November 2021 at 10:03

On every photo Mick sees he looks for something to moan about be it weeds,dog poo..anything so as not to say anything complimentary..talk about the green eyed monster.

Comment by: Edna on 12th November 2021 at 10:05

I see this as a dog, and it reminds me of how people see things differently. We used to see all sorts of images on our walks, it's surprising how different, people see different things.I once said I could see a lady with a hat on, in the wallpaper pattern.No one else could see it.The imagination is wonderful.Good one Dennis, you've surely stirred something up here.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th November 2021 at 10:55

Gary,when I was a Schoolgirl,a Basset Hound used to walk me to School every morning,I never knew who he belonged to but knew his name was Major..he would take me to School and wait for me at home time..he always went to the zebra crossing even when he was on his own the locals told me..one day while going over the crossing he too had a heart attack..I've never forgotten him.

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th November 2021 at 11:15

No, Mick was right about the dog-bag....it is indeed on the left and I was wrong.....I was looking at the wrong thing, but I'm still glad I can see more than a dog-bag in a photo. Still, where would we all be without our little ray of sunshine and his ever-cheerful outlook on Life?

Comment by: Veronica on 12th November 2021 at 11:47

Perhaps the dog bag belongs to the Stag....
He cleans up after himself...
Then again the 'ray of sunshine' strikes again....if you notice other snappers never do what he does.... there's the difference which says a lot.....

Comment by: Gary on 12th November 2021 at 11:58

Maureen - Basset hounds have a very human face and usually a good temperament. Probably why we get so attached to them.
Frankly, some of my pets over the years are stronger in my memory than many relatives. They ask for very little and give a great deal.

Comment by: Poet on 12th November 2021 at 12:11

It's a crashed Fokker . Probably shot down by Dennis' grandad in 1917 .

Comment by: John G on 12th November 2021 at 12:22

Maureen: That comment made me laugh about Mick and dog poo!, I was walking through a warehouse once, I slipped on some dog poo.
After a couple hours later I saw a woman on her knees, I said are you ok love, she said not really I’ve slipped on this dammed dog poo, I said yeah I did that this morning.
She said well you dirty bugger, you could have cleaned it up.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th November 2021 at 12:30

Gary,I agree whole heartily with you..and they know instinctively who to trust...after Major died the dog next door but one to us named Terry started taking me to School and waiting for me at home time..a little cat that adopted us died last year..she kept coming to us even though we already had a cat..she stayed with us over ten years..she was lovely.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th November 2021 at 13:11

Oh John,I bet it was painful,not only the fall but having the smell on your clothing..some dog walkers just don't care do they,nobody ever catches them though do they?.

Comment by: Cyril on 12th November 2021 at 15:52

Aye a stag with antlers or could be an Afghan hound with fluffy ears. Fred are there any pubs or clubs still open in Aspull now.

Veronica, how can upset poor Nessie by saying she's a fairy tale, and with all the sightings of her at that.
http://www.lochnesssightings.com/index.asp?pageid=722743

A seasonal fairy tale. https://youtu.be/j9jbdgZidu8

Comment by: Veronica on 12th November 2021 at 16:35

Cyril I've been up to the Highland loads of times and I've not even seen a real live stag - ne'er mind Nessie !;~)

Comment by: Veronica on 12th November 2021 at 16:50

ps I looked at the one where a seagull landed on 'its' back Cyril - that was convincing!

Comment by: Elizabeth on 12th November 2021 at 17:01

You are spot on Maureen and Irene,this photo is brilliant and it speaks volumes that Mick can't give anyone any credit for their photos.Must have no dogs in shangri-la ! Oh,and you can't see his house !

Comment by: John G on 12th November 2021 at 17:02

Maureen: I don’t think you got the gist of a joke I sent you, just read my post to you slowly and you will see what I mean.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th November 2021 at 17:51

Yes John I did get it..you said " Yes I did that this morning".lol..but I thought you'd really slipped on some as well.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 12th November 2021 at 19:43

Well done, Elizabeth...

Comment by: Cyril on 12th November 2021 at 21:16

Veronica, I think it was on the TV programme Draining Loch Ness that a specialist explained that the majority of Nessie sightings are rippling bow waves from boats, these along with natural underwater currents can travel along the loch for miles and at some speed so giving the illusion that something large is swimming along the loch.

We stopped off at Drumnadrochit and watched the loch for a while, but didn't see anything unusual.

I've never seen a stag either, though I have seen the odd glimpse of deer quickly crossing the roads and once a Golden Eagle which looked to be massive, say about 6 times bigger than a gull, and if that had its eye on my bag of chips it would get them and I'd be off.

Comment by: annemarie on 12th November 2021 at 21:34

Hi Cyril sorry I am not Fred but the Moorgate is still open not sure about Q ueens or Balcarresw

Comment by: Fred Mason on 12th November 2021 at 21:56

Nice one, our Mo..xx

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 12th November 2021 at 22:33

Cyril, the Balcarres is still open, also the Moorgate, the British Legion and the Gerrard Arms, The Crown in New Springs is also still going. I’m not sure about the Collier’s Arms though.
Sadly, all the rest are but a happy memory.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th November 2021 at 22:37

I think I saw that one Cyril. That's why I think it could be a 'fairy tale'. I think they are just giant eels that people see! I have booked for next July I quite like the Scottish Highlands. So peaceful and the scenery is out of this world.

Comment by: burtspieeater on 13th November 2021 at 16:52

Good photo Dennis, Regarding the dog poo, does anyone else think that if all the dog poo bags were bright pink then we may see less thrown away - making them black or green almost asks for them to be thrown in a hedge.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 13th November 2021 at 18:33

I think you may have a point there burtspieeater.

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