In Dusk We Trust - Some Owling in Co.Durham, North East England, Great Britain
Leucistic Little Owl image copyright Hilary Chambers, Durham.


Thursday, 9 December 2010

The irish euro Bail Out / Snowy Owl

The irish euro Bail Out

It is a slow day in a damp little Irish town. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt and everybody lives on credit


On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the town, stops at the local hotel and lays a €100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night. The owner gives him some keys and, as soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotelier grabs the €100 note and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher

The butcher takes the €100 note and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer

The pig farmer takes the €100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel
The guy at the Farmers' Co-op takes the €100 note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the pub
The publican slips the money along to the local prostitute drinking at the bar, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer him "services" on credit

The hooker then rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill to the hotel owner with the €100 note

The hotel proprietor then places the €100 note back on the counter so the rich traveller will not suspect anything


At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the· €100 note, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money and leaves town. No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.


And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the bailout package works.




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It took me a while to see what they were looking at...............




 
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Who's that coming over the hill.....
 
 
its a Monster !!!!
(iPhone-scoped from a good way off)


found that today - nearly had a heart attack !


it was a fair way off at first, not doing much - i took nearly 2 hours to get closer as i didnt want to spook it.

Couldnt see legs or tail, wing edges because of way it was sat in snow.

I presumed it was the real deal . . .

this evening i have found out an aviary a few mile away has lost Snowy Owl due to snow damage to an aviary roof.

If i wasnt so careful i might have got a better insight as to how it reacted to my presence - rather than being a clever-shite photo-ninja crawling through the snow !



So looking like escape - but an excellent experience all the same !


A good while later, after stalking through the drifts & crawling on belly through the snow - thats me not the owl....
(iPhone-scoped from a good bit closer)
 
Amazingly exciting, though it appears our monster owl is a wire-hopper



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2 comments:

Rid said...

Snowy Owl.....what a find!
An escapee.....what a shame!
Must have been a great experience.....for a few hours!
Nice post Stevie, apart from the man with tits!!

s-evans said...

I was certainly punching the air for a while !
magnificent bird.
You know who the last image is ?




its me !