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Graduate finds work as human scarecrow

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:54 PM

t sounds like the ideal job - the chance to sit down, read a book and perhaps idly strum a ukulele.

But Bangor University graduate Jamie Fox has to do it in all weathers, as a human scarecrow in a field in Norfolk.

Mr Fox, 22, has been employed to scare partridges from a field of oilseed rape at Aylsham because conventional birdscarers have not worked.

As well as wearing a bright orange coat, Mr Fox uses an accordion and a cowbell to frighten the birds.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...orfolk-19846642

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

Sounds like a good gig, unless someone decides to make a crop circle on top of you.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:02 PM

He should be sacked.

Worst scarecrow I ever saw.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:04 PM

The Fantastic Mr. Fox?


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:04 PM

I like the sound of that job!


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:06 PM

I would have so much fun doing that job. :D


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:13 PM

I wonder if he takes a packed lunch with him. He better watch out if he does, that'll attract the birds :D

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:11 PM

View PostMnemonix, on 05 October 2012 - 04:04 PM, said:

The Fantastic Mr. Fox?
Roald Dahl :tu:

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:43 PM

Just think he could be working at McDonald's instead.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:56 PM

I'm jealous.  That would be a fun way to spend the day.  Chasing birds!  LOL!


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:06 PM

Wow... it sounds like fun.


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:07 PM

He should try playing the bagpipes! Now that would just about scare every living thing within earshot!


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:19 PM

Halloween will be here soon.  A scarecrow coming to life suddenly really scares the neighborhood kids.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:05 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 05 October 2012 - 03:54 PM, said:

t sounds like the ideal job - the chance to sit down, read a book and perhaps idly strum a ukulele.

But Bangor University graduate Jamie Fox has to do it in all weathers, as a human scarecrow in a field in Norfolk.

Mr Fox, 22, has been employed to scare partridges from a field of oilseed rape at Aylsham because conventional birdscarers have not worked.

As well as wearing a bright orange coat, Mr Fox uses an accordion and a cowbell to frighten the birds.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...orfolk-19846642

""Partridges love rape - it's like fillet steak to them"

Did I just read that right??


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:46 PM

View Postlittle_dreamer, on 07 October 2012 - 02:19 PM, said:

Halloween will be here soon.  A scarecrow coming to life suddenly really scares the neighborhood kids.

Not in my neighbourhood.  There'd be straw and teeth strewn across the street.  Poor scarecrow.





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