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I don’t know about the rest of the country but in the South East it was bloody chilly this morning! With the frost came the familiar ritual of leaving an extra five minutes to thaw the car in addition to the seasonal ten minute allowance for icy road conditions.
However what I didn’t reckon on, and neither did the hundreds of other motorists in our part of the world, was the hazard created by the poor pheasants that have been released to wander everywhere but – presumably – the intended acreage.
Watching cars swerve to avoid these hapless birds I was struck by the insanity of a shooting industry that annually causes this anti social chaos. I was also struck by the unthinking stupidity of it all – how many birds do the shooters need?
It is clear that this kind of traffic nightmare should be on the radar of local councils and the Highways Agency and perhaps then we might see an end to this ludicrous state of affairs. In the meantime if you are driving near an area where shoots operate be on the lookout for the pheasant diaspora.
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