Friday, November 18, 2011

Now That’s a Scarecrow!

Maybe you did not know, but scarecrows used to be just that, real crows to scare off crows and other unwanted, opportunistic scavengers. This is how some farmers still do it in France, however cruel, unethical and non-pc it may seem to some people. (Don’t worry,they shoot them first.)

Scarecrow

5 comments:

ladyfi said...

Oh gosh - great but macabre pic!

swenglishexpat said...

LadyFi - It almost looks medieval.

Zuzana said...

How interesting (albeit slightly morbid).;) Never knew that the name came from actually using a real crow.;)) Is it effective?;)
xoxo

swenglishexpat said...

Zuzana - I had heard of it before but never seen one. By the way, there were no other birds close by......

Zuzana said...

Just stopping by, wondering if you are still around, hope all is well.;)