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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 23rd August, 2022)

Look Right, Look Left

Look Right, Look Left
This little fella wanted to cross the road near the Fingerpost, Aspull.
He marched across the pavement to the kerb, looked both ways, saw all the traffic, decided that he didn’t need to cross after all and took off in the opposite direction.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd August 2022 at 08:37

Awwwww! What a clever little chap! We were coming back from the caravan last week. and as we rounded a roundabout near Clitheroe, the cars just in front of us had stopped. We were puzzled until we saw a little family of ducks, led by their Mum, crossing the road. As they reached safety, everyone in the cars gave each other a smile and a "thumbs-up"; it was a lovely moment.

Comment by: Poet on 23rd August 2022 at 08:58

Good heavens ! It's Spiny Norman . What's he doing in Aspull Dennis ?

Comment by: Joan on 23rd August 2022 at 09:45

We have a family of them living under our shed, our Jimmy had to have a word with one of our neighbours who said he was feeding them cornflakes and milk.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 23rd August 2022 at 10:04

He did look a bit confused Poet, maybe he took a wrong turning at Standish crossroads. If he wasn’t so prickly I would have pointed him in the right direction.

Comment by: Maureen on 23rd August 2022 at 11:13

Thank you Dennis,they're lovely little creatures.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd August 2022 at 11:42

Perhaps he was taking instructions from the chicken across the road.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 23rd August 2022 at 14:51

We've a couple in our garden visit most nights, the hoglets are due anytime. We give them mixed mealworm and sometimes cat food.

Comment by: fred on 23rd August 2022 at 16:44

They are getting rarer, and it is a shame because they are lovely little animals, well done getting the photo.

Comment by: Gary on 23rd August 2022 at 18:04

"Dinsdale! Dinnns Dale!"

Good photo Dennis.

Comment by: peebee on 23rd August 2022 at 18:11

I didn't know they were that shape, all the ones I have seen are FLAT.

Comment by: peebee on 23rd August 2022 at 18:13

I didn't know they were that shape, all the ones I have seen are FLAT.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 23rd August 2022 at 19:47

I hope you don’t take this amiss Dennis , but I speak from a position of unfortunate experience regarding hedgehogs , one incident occurring quite recently in fact .

I’ll cut to the chase .

Hedgehogs are nocturnal animals , and my information , recently received from expert sources , is this :-

If a hedgehog is seen about during daylight hours , then the creature is in some form of distress and expert advice should be sought immediately .

It’s obviously too late now , but for future reference here’s a telephone number .


It’s the number of a lady who lives in Lowton and at her own expense rescues and provides succour to these endangered creatures .

This isn’t one of my usual crackpot flippant posts , I’m perfectly serious about this .

Being ignorant of the habits and requirements of these animals , I hold myself personally responsible for allowing several of them to perish recently .

I would urge anyone reading this to copy the phone number of this lady and stick it in a prominent position on the fridge door .

She may not be able to help directly , but she’ll be able to offer the best advice .

Thanks . Ozy .

Comment by: Veronica on 24th August 2022 at 09:51

The poor creature does look distressed when looked at closely - I will remember that advice if I ever see one in the daytime, which is rare where I live.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 24th August 2022 at 15:31

I did think it was strange to see the youngster out and about in the daytime Ozy, but I wasn’t sure if it was best to try and pick him up or leave him alone. In the end he took off into the grass at the side of the pavement so I left him to it.
I will bare your advice in mind should I come across another one.

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