Monday, 8 October 2012

Slog It Blog It, Putting The Scare Into Crow!

Human scarecrow wow say Molly The Wally!.

Man gets job as human scarecrow.

Sit down and read a book or perhaps idly strum a ukulele. Could this be the most a-maize-ing job ever? Graduate Jamie Fox is a human scarecrow and is employed to scare partridges from a field of oilseed rape in Norfolk because conventional bird-scarers have not worked. Wearing a bright orange coat he uses an accordion and a cowbell to frighten the birds. Mr Fox, earns about £250 a week scaring the partridges from the 10-acre field. I ring a cowbell and I've even played the accordion, but the ukulele doesn't seem to have any effect on them, (they don’t give a flock!)” he told our reporters from Molly Media "The farmer said to me, 'Bring a deckchair and a good book. 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 said. "It's not a bad job. I've read some books and listened to a few podcasts. It's nice to be out in the fresh air.” Has he turned into a cereal killer we hear you ask? Farmer William Youngs also drops in to check on him every day. He said he decided to employ a human bird-scarer be-claws other methods failed to stop the birds eating the young rape shoots. "Partridges love rape, it's like fillet steak to them," said Mr Youngs. "They nibble the leaves off, just leaving the stalk, and then it dies. Two or three years ago, we lost 30 acres, worth thousands of pounds. "The only way to get rid of them is to walk down the field and push them off." Not trying to ruffle your feathers but they seem to be a bit of a birden.  He said Mr Fox was proving a very effective deterrent. "Jamie's doing a good job. You can really see the difference," Hay guys, brings a whole new meaning to ‘outstanding in is field’! He must be cream of the crop! Whatever tweaks your beak, boy I’d do it for nothing!

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42 comments:

  1. Crikey! We wonder how many people have had a heart attack when they saw him walking towards him!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  2. That's an interesting job but 10 acres!?

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  3. BOL! That's quite the job! I'm up for a garden pawty! I have lettuce and beets in mine. No turnips, would tomatoes substitute ;)

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  4. Strange job!!! I wonder if there's stress!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  5. Sounds like a pretty neat job......on a warm, sunny day...not so much when it's cold and wet!

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  6. That's kind of freaky-looking! I don't think I could visit any of those haunted houses or mazes or what not!

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  7. Well he does have a look

    urban hounds

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  8. MOL Molly this is a spooky and funny post.
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

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  9. ...hmmm not really a job for me :o)))))

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  10. Not sure that's the job for me. But I would not mind just running and running through the crop. I am sure that would chase the birdies away.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  11. JUST CATCHING UP ON MY BLOG READING ... AND WANTED TO WISH YOU A GREAT WEEK!

    KATIE
    WWW.WESTIEJULEP.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  12. My Lady thinks this is a great job! Happy Monday, Hailey and Zaphod

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  13. I don't know - that scarecrow would keep me away!

    Sam

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  14. That is one scary looking character! I've heard that some folks employ dogs to chase geese from the golf course.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  15. What a strange job! It's so spooky too!

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  16. Very Scarey Scarecrow indeed!

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  17. not a bad gig, if you can get it! :)

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  18. Miz Molly !!! I am late in coming, but always pleased to see you and your sources HARD AT WORK to bring us the latest! Hmmm....not a bad job, is it? You get to read, go out into the fresh air.....why not!

    Hoping you and your human are having a good day. Anita

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  19. I love chasing birds! I wonder if there is a job like that around my house?

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  20. Hmm it look like a Kabuki actor lol they are scary too though

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  21. I hate things like that..Looks like they are going to come to life..lol
    Have a great Monday xxx

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  22. Okays, I admit...I is skeered.
    Does him has any benefits...hehehehe.

    Puddles

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  23. We are going to be laughing for the rest of the day about, "they don't give a flock"! BOL!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

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  24. Hmm...that is a very strange job.

    Nora

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  25. That guy is a genius to have created a job for himself but I must admit that being a human scarecrow is not my idea of a good time!

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  26. Now THAT would certainly spook us out if we were walking by that field.

    Hey, Molly, we see you let your artistic talents shine over at Mollies:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  27. That's a scary thing. I would not go near it if I were a bird, but I wouldn't want to stand in a field all day though.

    Have a great day.

    hugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles

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  28. Wow, that sure is an awesome job, I think I'd like to do that too - maybe when he wants a day off? - I've got a great bark and all that money would buy me a lot of Doggie treats!! Tee Hee

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  29. Well that scarecrow is showing her bloomers. Put your skirt down you old scarecrow.
    Sweet William The Scot

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  30. Now this are the kind of jobs that could turn that American economy around.

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  31. They will never let me chase pheasants - I always knew they were up to no good.

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  32. hey Molly,

    That is a scary looking scarecrow! Yikes! I really hope the scarecrow is really a human in disguise because I have heard too many stories of scarecrows coming to life to wreck havoc. They freak me out so I can imagine how a bird would feel.

    Good for the human for coming up with such a creative way to make money.

    Suka

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  33. My friend has a ukelele that she plays sometimes. This past Saturday, I told her that, for kicks, she should cover The Internationale.

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  34. If you think that's scary you should my Mum in the morning before she puts her war paint on lol

    Sheba.

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  35. Dear Molly,

    WHAT IS THAT THING IN YOUR GARDEN???????

    BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK!!!!!!

    Is it gone?

    Licks,
    Cobi

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  36. Hee!Hee! I really love that "outstanding in his field" bit! LOL!

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  37. Dat scarecrow must not have nun eyes. His matchings skillz suck!

    ~mason

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  38. Hi Y'all!

    Just stoppin' by to say "hi" . Tryin' to catch up with y'all.

    My what a spooky scare crow!

    Humans have been busy doing and going, plus computer "malfunctions" at most inopportune times. ..so I've really been missin' y'all! But I am havin' new adventures to relate to y'all!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  39. Wow that is a crazy job. I wonder if he gets pooped on a lot?? Just curious. That scarecrow thingy behind you is real scary. Are those deaded squirrels hanging off of him??

    Loveys Sasha

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  40. Not bad for £250 a week. I think I should abandon my dream of becoming a neuroscientist because I am making less than a scarecrow, hahahaha.

    Sankissjuice

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