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Basil's brush with death

 

 

 

 

 

 

AS the press corps (and me) - along with club officials, players, etc, waited at Jackson Avenue for the full coach party to turn up, the club's resident fox took to the pitch to provide a little entertainment.

   The fox - who was, we were assured, called Basil - first of all ran around the pitch, not showing much dribbling or goal-scoring skills. But his antics attracted the attention of a rook (above). Maybe Basil has been robbing its nest. As it swooped in low, Basil stood on his hind legs in an apparent attempt to catch it. Although neither adversary seems to be making a serious attempt to actually make contact with the other.

   Suddenly, two more rooks swooped in to the help of their feathered colleague. But the skirmish was soon over and all four participants left the pitch.

   Some youngsters who has missed the excitement went in search of Basil, but too late. He had gone to ground.

   Sorry about the fuzzy picture. If I had taken a telephoto lens along as I had planned I might have got a better shot! This has been enlarged from a small part of the original image   

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