Jamie Fox has been supplementing his income by sitting in a field and acting as a human scarecrow.
The bizarre occupation came about after all conventional methods for preventing birds from spoiling crops of oilseed rape in a Norfolk field proved ineffective. The 22-year-old is tasked with wearing a bright orange coat and sitting in the field come rain or shine while sounding a cowbell and playing the accordion. He earns approximately £250 a week for his efforts.
"I get to sit and read for a lot of the time but whenever I see the partridges, I have to get up and scare them off," he says. "I ring a cowbell and I've even played the accordion, but the ukulele doesn't seem to have any effect on them."
"It sounds like the ideal job - the chance to sit down, read a book and perhaps idly strum a ukulele."
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Source: BBC News
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