Any idea what this could be ?

The Hodge

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While out for a local walk with my missus we came across this
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It looks like a trap of some description ..but for what ?
 

Zimmerframe

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Maybe coypu have come back ?

Or it's a new lakeside retreat for someone ?

How big is it ?

Was it tethered ? or just someone's fancy postbox which had washed away in a storm ?
 

towzer

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Might be an indicator trap (or whatever they’re called), not a trap but the floor is soft (like clay etc) and covered so they can work out what’s been there via the footprints
 

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It looks like a weird design ... whatever it is ?! with it's curved front bits with knobs on and the way the roof is attached .. Looks like there's something in it, but I can't tell - go back and take more pictures ! :unsure: :ROFLMAO:

It just reminds me of "Boxing day boat races" .. someone here started boxing day boat races years ago to give kids something else to do on xmas day if they got bored .. You had to make a boat - or something that floated .. but only using rubbish. They then all get launched into the canal on boxing day at the same time and race .. over a weir to the finish line about another 100m on - for the survivors ... It was always very entertaining seeing everyones mad creations. Can't find most of the pictures which is annoying ..

This was my Wallace and Grommet boat .. an old Toilet seat ! mainly held together with expanding foam !

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A mate who was over that Xmas made a paddle steamer from bits of crap and an old paint can. It faired pretty well until it was t-boned going over the weir by a 2m long oil tanker chainsaw carved from a single tree ...

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The Oil tanker guy did a Viking Long boat in the same style - with lego crew - one year :

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I went powered one year with the Peach Catamaran, using an old hair trimmer which would run for about 2 minutes still ..

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One bloke then had the task of recovery using a kayak !

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The Hodge

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It did look as if it might have had something in at some point ..Next time we pass ..I will get the missus to have a look in ( nee chance of me taking a geek in case there is something in at the time ..?)..
 

Nicho

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It looks like a weird design ... whatever it is ?! with it's curved front bits with knobs on and the way the roof is attached .. Looks like there's something in it, but I can't tell - go back and take more pictures ! :unsure: :ROFLMAO:

It just reminds me of "Boxing day boat races" .. someone here started boxing day boat races years ago to give kids something else to do on xmas day if they got bored .. You had to make a boat - or something that floated .. but only using rubbish. They then all get launched into the canal on boxing day at the same time and race .. over a weir to the finish line about another 100m on - for the survivors ... It was always very entertaining seeing everyones mad creations. Can't find most of the pictures which is annoying ..

This was my Wallace and Grommet boat .. an old Toilet seat ! mainly held together with expanding foam !

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A mate who was over that Xmas made a paddle steamer from bits of crap and an old paint can. It faired pretty well until it was t-boned going over the weir by a 2m long oil tanker chainsaw carved from a single tree ...

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The Oil tanker guy did a Viking Long boat in the same style - with lego crew - one year :

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I went powered one year with the Peach Catamaran, using an old hair trimmer which would run for about 2 minutes still ..

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One bloke then had the task of recovery using a kayak !

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I always wondered why French canals were so full of rubbish.
 

The Hodge

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Using the same thread title ...another walk with the missus..threw up another puzzle ..
First though what a walk..starting off from the front door we went up to our local Waterfall ..Hareshaw Linn ..a 2 mile walk and saw a Merlin , Robin(s) , Roe Deer , Buzzard , Wren .....and my first sighting of a Eurasian Treecreeper..
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zoom in to the middle to see Roe deer.

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Tree creeper at base of tree..

Here comes the mystery pic ...
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Just a weird ice formation?
Used elephant condoms ?
Any ideas?
 
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ale62

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Using the same thread title ...another walk with the missus..threw up another puzzle ..
First though what a walk..starting off from the front door we went up to our local Waterfall ..Hareshaw Linn ..a 2 mile walk and saw a Merlin , Robin(s) , Roe Deer , Buzzard , Wren .....and my first sighting of a Eurasian Treecreeper.. View attachment 52450 View attachment 52451 View attachment 52452 View attachment 52453 View attachment 52454
zoom in to the middle to see Roe deer.

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Tree creeper at base of tree..

Here comes the mystery pic ...
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Just a weird ice formation?
Used elephant condoms ?
Any ideas?
Seen under a microscope?
 

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