Sneaky Bastard!

To be fair the beast was only doing what the beasts do – looking at lunch!

I walked along the Forth n’ Clyde Canal today – my plan was to take some photos of the works that have been carried out on the banks of the Kelvin however I befriended a pensioner who had walked along the Kelvin Walkway and was now lost. Initially I was a bit peeved as I enjoy my wanders (with my number two son strapped to my chest) all on my lonesome however she was a bit of a lost soul stating that she would follow me back to civilization as she was feeling a bit scared. As it was I ended up taking a two hour walk with the women and pointed out just about every pool and enthralled her with many stories of trout being caught. As we parted I pointed her in the direction of Great Western Road instructing her what bus to get. Within 5 minutes  I was regretting leaving her as I suspected she was maybe a little bit wandered – however by this point she would have been down at the bus stop (hopefully) so there was not much else to do.

The sneaky bastard is in this picture..

Grey Heron

That is correct – kicking around in the bushes behind the Heron was a fox which was trying to work out how to get down for some tasty bird action.

Mrs Fox

I am pretty sure when I was growing up there was not this many foxes around – our neighbor has a pet fox that comes to his house every night for its dinner, in fact I reckon that it is not the same fox but a child of the original fox.

Some work was being carried out on the bridge down at Dawshome Park – “Whats up with it”? I asked . “Its falling down” I was told.

Here is hoping it gets fixed eh?

Anyway, this is also your weekly water photo:

Weekly Water Photo 47 of 52



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  1. Chuck Graves · November 22, 2011

    My 5 year old daughter and I like the pictures. Especially the one with the fox. She wants to know if Mrs. Fox got the bird in the end?

  2. Alistair · November 22, 2011

    The bird flew away like a huge Terradactyl Chuck!

    You started your blog yet? how is the boat?

  3. ChuckG · November 22, 2011

    To bad, we were wondering how heron might taste. 😉

    Well tomorrow is our Thanksgiving day holiday. 14 members of my family are arriving to eat turkey, potatoes, and an Unbelivable amount of other food. Then everyone retires to digest and watch college American football teams and drink a large quantity of beer.

  4. Alistair · November 22, 2011

    Have a great time Chuck 🙂

  5. Si · November 22, 2011

    I am sure there are some nice trout living in that corner where those guys are standing. I just can’t work out how to get a decent drift over them!

  6. Alistair · November 22, 2011

    Si – it can be done – usually what I do is wait until they are actively feeding at dusk and then cast around 100 times – eventually on one of those drifts you are rewarded with a 4 inch trout.

    Results 🙂

  7. Si · November 22, 2011

    Alistair, I too have achieved that feat!
    For my next trick though I would like to execute one beautiful first cast, with an absoulute peach of a drift, and catch the stumping big trout I am sure lives there!
    I actually hooked a very nice trout in that corner once. It was a bit of an accident as my dry fly sank and swung round. Needles to say it came off but it makes me more determined!
    Getting a super doooper new rod for xmas so there will be no stopping me!