Monday, April 27, 2009

The Gamekeeper's Gibbet

Another Sunday. As a voluntary ranger I was out this weekend with assistant ranger Harry Nightingale and we spent the day checking out the local trouble spots for the remains of last night's excesses. Wheeldale bridge turned up several bags of rubbish - beer cans, bottles, barbecues and a tree which had been cut down to use as a campfire.

However this was brightened by the wonderful view into Little Fryup from Oakley Walls

And not far from Danby centre on the Oakley Walls side, I came across a sight I'd not seen in over 25 years. A 'gamekeeper's' gibbet. This one contained dozens of moles. I used to see them with stoats, weasles, rats, crows and numerous birds of prey.

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