Creepy scarecrow

Creepy scarecrow

It’s hard to say who was the most creeped out – the scarecrow (after all, he’s chained to a post, so he can’t run away) or me when we suddenly found ourselves face to face. We shouldn’t jump to conclusions based only on appearances – he may be a jolly nice chap who just happens to look like a killer zombie. 

After all, he spends his days on a worthy cause, guarding blackberries and sunflowers in a small allotment (part of a community garden). I don’t imagine birds are as superstitious as humans, but I can’t see many of us risking his ire by stealing his crop – not when we can find raspberries and blackberries growing wild in almost every hedgerow!

If (unlike me) you relish creepy things, don’t miss this week’s photo challenge – but beware – some of these pictures should come with a government health warning!

11 thoughts on “Creepy scarecrow

  1. Fimnora Westcaw says:

    Okay, I’m one of those who loved it! In fact, what popped into my mind was “The Walking Dead,” a favorite TV series of mine. 🙂 So my question is, do they really scare away crows? Wouldn’t they have to be moving in some way, for the birds and other brother and sister beings to hit the road.


    • susurrus says:

      I think moving ones are probably more effective. Another gardener had rigged up a series of plastic bottles with flaps cut in them to catch the wind. They rattled as they span which was even better!


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