If I said that there's a camera involved, does that help?
Or that names have been changed to protect identities?
OK, last clue, the words "winkle", "bush" and "pussy" will appear in the following text.
You have been warned.
Last month, Our Lass bought me a trail camera, one of those Bushnell models that often appear on tv wildlife programmes. Now, although Tense Towers isn't big enough to possess a trail, I thought it would be interesting to see what was about in the environs after dark. To be honest, in a land where all large predators have systematically been obliterated, the answers are going to be pretty few. Still, hope springs eternal.
My first foray with the device was on a particular wild and windy night (no smirking at the back!) when the movement of the garden vegetation managed to trigger the camera to fill a 1GB card in the 3 hours before the watershed (US = safe harbor). Doh!
The next attempt was a calmer night, in a more sheltered spot and with the sensitivity reduced, resulting in only about 10 frames... mostly empty. Double Doh!
Picking suitable weather and returning to the first location produced some blurry shots of next door's cat, but little else.
|Next door's pussy (not full frontal)
Finally, persistence eventually paid off and I managed to capture a few shots of...
|Mrs Tiggywinkle (not her real name)