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A lot of dead cats in urban canals. 

 

I hate cats. I believe it is usually wind sheer from tall buildings which puts them in the water. Similar with foxes. 

 

My boat once squashed a coot because of wind sheer. It thought it could get away then the 16 tonne boat was blown sideways and the coot became a fender. Whacked into the side but made almost no sound. I was confused. 

Johnsons lock on the Regents section of the Grand Union. It is terrible there.

 

Flattened.

 

 

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We once encountered a dead tortoise floating (definitely not a turtle) - only trouble was it’s head seemed to be bobbing up and down like it was still alive.
 

So we stopped and pulled it out.  It was definitely dead, and smelt pretty bad once removed 😱. Probably should have remembered where we buried it as tortoise shell is  useful for furniture making. 

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3 hours ago, Stroudwater1 said:

We once encountered a dead tortoise floating (definitely not a turtle) - only trouble was it’s head seemed to be bobbing up and down like it was still alive.
 

So we stopped and pulled it out.  It was definitely dead, and smelt pretty bad once removed 😱. Probably should have remembered where we buried it as tortoise shell is  useful for furniture making. 

 

I found this dead turtle next to my boat on the Staffs & Worcs back in 2011.

 

Also took part in a sheep rescue with another boater. Poor thing was exhausted but we couldn't pull it out because it weighed so much. Fortunately the farmer arrived and went to get his telehandler which easily lifted the drenched sheep out. 

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21 hours ago, cuthound said:

Also took part in a sheep rescue with another boater. Poor thing was exhausted but we couldn't pull it out because it weighed so much.

I once rescued a sheep from the River Avon. It looked exhausted and about to expire. I had to get into the water to grab hold of it, and I eventually managed to heave it up the bank and onto dry land, getting myself thoroughly wet and mud-covered in the process. Was the sheep grateful? Like hell it was! As soon as it was out of the water it ran across the field, as if nothing had happened, to join its fellows!

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