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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swan Injured by Fishing Line

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If you enlarge this photo full screen you can see the fishing line in its mouth We tried to report it today but the wardens refused to answer the door even though we knew they were in. The people fishing were still there and its likely it was them that did it. This is highly dangerous as they are fishing next to public paths near Tipkinder last year a women got a hook in her coat as they dont care were they cast. If there is not swift and meaningful action by the Police and Council to stop this illegal fishing I am afraid it will end up with a child with a fish hook in its eye or similar. They can then sue the council for failing its duty of care. Its an accident waiting to happen we must have a clamp down on this fishing or in summer we will be flooded with people fishing. It was reported on Sunday a loose dog attacking wildlife and the owner was shouted at but just issued abuse.

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The heron was back on site the first time this year and it was funny as all the geese stopped and looked at him as if he was their god. I did hear him say ok lads you get the bread I will bring the fish.

Dangerous  Dog yet again

An eye witness account of the dog

A few weeks ago I saw the Idiot and his dog in Queens Park, the dog was off the lead, jumping in and out of the lake, barking, trying to get at the Canadian Geese. The Idiot carried on walking around the lake as if nothing was untoward. This went on for about 25 minutes, and all the time the dog was chasing the Geese. 

On Tuesday 11th June 2013 at around 12.15, I entered the Park from the South entrance as I do every day. Walking around the lake clockwise, I noticed the same Idiot and his tan and white boxer dog on the west side of the lake. I witnessed the dog barking and trying to get at the two swans and three signets that were also at the west end of the lake.

They continued around the lake and I observed the dog squatting several times in different areas. No attempt to clean up was made, as the Idiot was several hundred feet away. I stopped and sat down to feed the Ducks as I always do near where the woodland walk used to be. By this time the Idiot and the dog had reached the other half of the lake, and the dog was again barking at, and chasing Geese. The Idiot was completely ignoring the mayhem his dog was causing, and I saw several people crossing the main lake bridge stop to look towards the dog, to see what all the noise and fuss was about.

It then occurred to me that I had my phone with me (I don't usually). I rang the local Police and reported what was happening. It was 12.38. At around 13.00, the Idiot left the Park at the South entrance, and headed east. As the Police had not arrived by 13.20 or so, I also left the park.

About an hour later I received a call from the Police stating that they (obviously) had missed the Idiot, but that several people in the park had witnessed the dog's behaviour. I make no apologies for describing the owner of the dog as an Idiot. He is medium height and build, 35-45 years old, and it is quite obvious from my observations that the entire world revolves around him. He is an Idiot.

Copyright theft

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For those that don’t know a photo can contain metadata hidden inside it. You can see in this picture that the highlighted picture has metadata which show the camera the exposure and other details including the copyright notice. A Facebook group  has in effect stolen over 30 of my pictures that I have taken and own the copyright for. The pictures were removed by Facebook after they viewed the meta data but the group then became a closed group and the next day reposted the pictures in the belief they wouldn’t be found out. Several of the groups members have reported this blatant theft to myself and Facebook.

All pictures on this site are copyright I have spent several thousand hour taking these over 5 years and at my own expense run the site I find it despicable that people can steal them and refuse to remove them when asked and then to blatantly put them back when Facebook removed them. They have allegedly put extracts from local book on the group depriving the author who may have spent year writing the book his income.

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The Yobs have now put  a bench in the lake to join the dustbins they have thrown in.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I walk my dog in the park on the lead and find that some people walking dogs off lead can be very rude and ignorant: they let their dogs wander over to my dog and make no attempt whatsoever to call their dog away - to the point where I have had to actually request that they do so. I have also seen people with dogs off lead around the play area. The behaviour of some dog owners is unbelievable at times and they don't seem to have any idea of what it means to be a responsible owner, or even grasp the concepts of general common sense and good manners!

I do think it would be nice to have a place somewhere in the park that is fenced-off, where dogs are allowed to free run - a small dog exercise paddock - maybe you could even implement a small charge for each owner to use it for a specified amount of time so that responsible owners could exercise their dogs off lead at the end of a walk round the park. Anonymous.