Pond-fall fox has a lucky escape
I have a large pond fed by a series of terraced ponds. While talking to a friend, we heard a large splash at the rear of some shrubs.
I noticed a body rolling around in a higher pond which had sheer sides.
Thinking it was a large cat, I fetched a shovel and lifted it out.
To my surprise, it was a fox. It was an unhappy creature and was gasping for breath as I fetched a camera and here is the result (right).
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The fox had tried to jump over the pond and fell in.
I don't like foxes. As a farmer, I lost lambs and poultry galore.
But I had saved a life and could not now take one and laughed as old Charlie slipped off around the grounds this time.
Duncan Lucas, Wigston Magna.
For three mornings a week at 5.45am, I travel in my car to have medical treatment.
The route takes me via Wakerley Road, The Portwey and Victoria Road East.
I have problems with other drivers tailgating on all these roads, but Victoria Road East is the worst.
For running the gauntlet I drive at a decent speed, not too low and not too high.
This is not good enough for most drivers. They think you should drive at motorway speeds rather than the limit.
I get tailgated so near my boot that I cannot see the other cars' headlights in my mirror.
Can anyone tell me what I need to do when this happens? Do I speed up and risk a fine and penalty points or do I keep to the speed limit?
I am tempted to brake sharply when I am being tailgated, but I need my car so I can travel to my treatment unit.
When I am being tailgated, I usually decelerate, put my hazard lights on and continuously sound my horn.
It is a pity they have stopped putting speed cameras up because in Victoria Road East there should be a camera attached to each lamppost.
This might get rid of these lunatics.
William Parker, Leicester.