/ strung out moles
Yeah that really turned me and the missus on. We're off upstairs now.
Think the subject is a bit bit dark, poor sods, it looks like they've been killed for digging up some wild fields not Wimbledon. Why make a subject of them its not as if their pals are going to see and heed their execution??
was kind of expecting to see moles on crack or something.
1 : physically weak as from long-term drug addiction
2 : addicted to a drug
3 : Totally high from drug use
Everyone was so strung out last night at the concert.
> Yeah that really turned me and the missus on. We're off upstairs now.
You might prefer this photo of a line of moles
Traditionally, the moles were strung up like that so the landowner can see the molecatcher is doing his job properly. Nowt wrong with it, tis a rural tradition.
Not a bad photo either :)
What would you make of a fence line of dead badgers
pointless mole killing should be discouraged though
Thanks for that explanation. I saw the same thing in the Forest Of Bowland last year exept there were about 50 moles and wondered what the hell it was all about.
It felt a bit like in the good old days when they'd hang draw and quarter people and make a real show of it to act as a deterrant except of course that even if moles were deterred by the pointless slaughter of their brethren they wouldn't actually be able to see it.
Its like little mini Jesus's on a string
Tinker, tailor, soldier..
And I take it you grew up in a town then?
It isn't pointless, moles cause a hazard to cattle & horses by weakening the ground and providing a conveniently sized hole for them to break their legs in when they break through the surface crust. Also, soil dug from molehills will contaminate silage when cut, rendering it reasonably useless.
Unless you plan on all of us living on whatever we can pick wild, I think you'll find there's a cost to wildlife no matter what, meat-eater or veggie. And the more townies understand that, the less they'll whinge when they see a corpse or two.
It works with crow corpses left hanging around game covers; they don't like to see their dead brethren strung up, so bugger off before bothering to try & nick eggs.
Chilling subject but nice composition.
its all fine to waste badgers and otters its tradition,,,,, they are causing such an such blaaa bllaaaa problem,,,
any old excuse
Think you should have put a warning on that before posting. Not my idea of a good photo, or a good subject.
Likewise I can really understand it when they kill them for golf...
Killed for golf??? Nothing deserves to be killed for that shite, or anything for that matter!
The biggest load of bollocks going! A new olympic sport????!!! my arse!!!
Kill no living thing. Those buddists have got it right!!!
Back to the pic, subject aside, its shot quite well. Decent framing and sends a harrowing thought to any wouldbe mud pusher in your back yard :-D
Seen this a few times mainly around Kirkby Stephen. It Seemed pretty odd first time I saw it, very primitive way of displaying your mole hunting prowess. An old old tradition. Nice photo though.
> Killed for golf??? Nothing deserves to be killed for that shite, or anything for that matter!
> The biggest load of bollocks going! A new olympic sport????!!! my arse!!!
> Kill no living thing. Those buddists have got it right!!!
I agree. I refuse even to get out the fly killer now. Seriously. Why should we act like horrible gods, and execute living things just because we find them 'inconvenient'? Everything living, however small, is a creation of total wonder. And quite mind-bogglingly sophisticated .. in fact.
It's a horrible photo. Period.
F*ck me - Mike Harding had a picture similar to that in one of his books frm the 80's - the caption was Poor Old Mowdies.
I thought we had come on since then.
As for being born in a town, so what. Piss your customer base of why don't you and build your own Land Rover in a f*cking cattle byre then.
> Unless you plan on all of us living on whatever we can pick wild, I think you'll find there's a cost to wildlife no matter what, meat-eater or veggie. And the more townies understand that, the less they'll whinge when they see a corpse or two.
There's plenty of things in the world that have a cost to human life, too. How about posting some "interesting" pictures of human corpses and admiring the composition - or would that be in bad taste?
i find myself looking at other peoples photos even when i dont like them i can appreciate them for the work and skill within the photo its self
> Killed for golf??? Nothing deserves to be killed for that shite,
How about killing golfers instead, the moles and all the other wildlife that is disrupted by the course will be saved.
> There's plenty of things in the world that have a cost to human life, too. How about posting some "interesting" pictures of human corpses and admiring the composition -
> i find myself looking at other peoples photos even when i dont like them i can appreciate them for the work and skill within the photo its self
Same here. And I don't go around putting animals at the same level as I put people, or get squeamish about a few corpses.
I'm not religious in anyway shape or form, however when I read a quote from someone, I was taken back and truly believe in the point being made.
"Humans were gods worst creation"
I personally dont belive in god or that theory of how the world was made but I have to totally agree with the point of that statement and when I see photos like that, I think of it.
I cant remember who said it but they were right!!!
> Same here. And I don't go around putting animals at the same level as I put people, or get squeamish about a few corpses.
Well said. It's only an animal. As long as it's dead it can't cause a potential nuisance. Nuisance must be avoided at all costs after all.
Once again thanks for comments good and bad
Assuming it's taken on a camera phone?
If you have a RAW a bit of sharpening and post processing and maybe a crop would do it some justice. Focus is all out but I assume it's the camera phone auto focus doing all the work.
I think it conforms broadly to the rule of thirds?
Interesting subject matter definitely.
You lot make me chuckle, anybody would have thought the OP personally clubbed the moles to death with his camera, a photo is just a record of something thats in front of you, dead bodies lying in WW1 trenches aren't a very nice subject but they were recorded none the less, not once has the OP tried to justify the killing of the the moles yet he's been slaited for taking the photo, its just a record of country life, wether you agree with it or not, get a grip people!
FWIW I'm not keen on the photo, but it's nothing to do with the subject matter.
Fine, that's you. Personally I was indifferent to the photo, but not particularly keen on the subject matter. I don't particularly see what there is to chuckle about, but hey - whatever floats your boat :)
> its all fine to waste badgers and otters its tradition,,,,, they are causing such an such blaaa bllaaaa problem,,,
> any old excuse
Agree, that photo is horrible.
I like it, after all it's not the sanitised country side people too often see these days, it's what actually goes on in a working environment.
A couple of mine from strolls in my local working evnironment.
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