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#1 tillergirl

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 09:31 PM

Went for our usual evening walk tonight with the two mutts - Keadby & Stainforth just past Vazons Bridge heading towards Thorne.............last week mum and dad swan were proudly showing off 6 cygnets which had suddenly appeared overnight. They've taken to bringing them out onto the towpath side of the canal of an evening and although there has been a bit of hissing when we've gone past with the dogs (on leads until we're well past) not had any real problems. Until tonight! Dad cob decided he ain't having none of us tonight. Stood in the middle of the towpath hissing and spitting, neck in the air and wings a beating! Spectacular sight but very scary having a cob swan advancing on you in a state of agitation. Needless to say we beat a hasty retreat tonight...........unfortunately I didnt hang around to get a photo of that show!
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 09:44 PM

Try wearing one of those yellow reflective coats (not the vest), and, whilst holding out the sides of your coat, run towards the swan, shouting loudly. You've never seen a swan run of as fast as ....


<Luctor dons tinhat in anticipation of bird lovers wrath....>
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:59 AM

Why should you want to scare anything with babies? It's their nature to protect their young.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:03 AM

Why should you want to scare anything with babies? It's their nature to protect their young.


To get past? They don't understand you're not a threat, just like our cats don't understand that cars are not predators.

I'm impressed Tillergirl named her dogs Stainforth and Keadby though ;)
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:08 AM

Caught with my iPhone off the back of our boat last week (and not very well composed) -- everybody say awwwww...

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It was someone who's always picking arguments and talking rubbish, as opposed to the Dog House, who sometimes pick arguments but more often than not has the redeeming feature of being right!


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Posted 05 June 2011 - 04:34 PM

I'm impressed Tillergirl named her dogs Stainforth and Keadby though ;)




Hehe that made me chuckle!! Heres Stainforth (aka Solomon front) and Keadby (aka Ash back)

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As for the swans heres mum and babies:

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This was dad on Friday evening:

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This was dad last night:

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It was at this point the camera went in my pocket and I legged it!
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 05:44 PM

Those two dogs must have been at the front of the queue when they were giving tongues out.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:32 PM

Those two dogs must have been at the front of the queue when they were giving tongues out.


They certainly were !

Swans no where to be seen tonight!
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:11 PM

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The epitome of 'come and ave a go if you think yur 'ard enough... '




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It was someone who's always picking arguments and talking rubbish, as opposed to the Dog House, who sometimes pick arguments but more often than not has the redeeming feature of being right!





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