As we approached the tree he slowed down a little and every movement seemed so calculated. We were both looking everywhere for “the threat” but saw nothing to justify his behaviour. He moved on passed the tree and then we saw it!
Just beyond the tree and sitting firmly on the grass by the side of the road there it was, facing us with arms extended. It was casting shadows such that it could well have been seen as rather menacing. Ray approached with extreme trepidation so I decided to speed up the process and walked up to it and just stood there next to it.
Ray seemed to reluctantly accept that it was probably not a threat to any of us, and also slowly approached it. After a cursory examination, we were free to move on!
The following day we took Ray back (I had my camera!) as we felt that a picture could really add another dimension this Post. Ray was still not happy as we steered towards “the threat” but, after another examination, he decided that perhaps it was harmless after all!
Thinking back to seeing it in semi darkness, and with a nearby street light casting shadows from the arms, he would not have known what it was. With a little imagination there is a mouth, and possibly a face with ears which could have really put him into alert mode! Poor Ray! He can be forgiven for jumping to wrong conclusions, but he really needs more exposure to our society!
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