Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Gunman spotted in vicinity of Walkerwood Reservoir
Naughty naughty, look what I stumbled upon today, blatant as anything, walking around with a shotgun and a dog - and literally within yards of the sign above. He was definitely up to no good. I watched him send his dog, which looked like some type of Labrador/terrier cross, into brambles and thick undergrowth while he stood with shotgun pointed at the ready. He had a whistle in his mouth and I think the intention was that his dog would chase out any foxes which may be hiding in the undergrowth, he would then blow his whistle which would cause his dog to freeze, and he then would then be free to blast the fleeing fox. The gunman is a white male, mid fifties with glasses, grey hair and small beard. Unsurprisingly he is a little camera shy, but he has an evil look about him too, so I would advise caution if you come across this character, especially when he's armed with a 12 gauge.
Close by I also discovered this abandoned mountain bike. It is on the moorland at the far side of Lower Swineshaw Reservoir. It is in perfect working order, no punctures or mechanical defects, but totally abandoned. I'm sure there will be an interesting story behind its abandonment.