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Graduate finds work as human scarecrow


Posted on Sunday, 7 October, 2012 | Comment icon 18 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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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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Comment icon #9 Posted by OverSword on 5 October, 2012, 18:56
I'm jealous. That would be a fun way to spend the day. Chasing birds! LOL!
Comment icon #10 Posted by King Fluffs on 7 October, 2012, 12:06
Wow... it sounds like fun.
Comment icon #11 Posted by MrSerendipity on 7 October, 2012, 13:07
He should try playing the bagpipes! Now that would just about scare every living thing within earshot!
Comment icon #12 Posted by little_dreamer on 7 October, 2012, 14:19
Halloween will be here soon. A scarecrow coming to life suddenly really scares the neighborhood kids.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Abramelin on 7 October, 2012, 16:05
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??
Comment icon #14 Posted by Eldorado on 7 October, 2012, 19:46
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.
Comment icon #15 Posted by TheSpoonyOne on 7 October, 2012, 22:21
...and his music/film careers were going so well...
Comment icon #16 Posted by Abramelin on 8 October, 2012, 3:03
Here belongs a story from my blog: http://kromakhy.blogspot.nl/2004/04/21-scarecrow.html
Comment icon #17 Posted by Xanthurion2 on 8 October, 2012, 3:37
at least he can get a job
Comment icon #18 Posted by wolfknight on 8 October, 2012, 11:44
Well at lease he has a job


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