Monday, 8 February 2010
Signs I like #4
"Otters crossing" sign on the Vatersay - Barra causeway, July 2008
I like this as it combines a number of Scottish Nature Boy obsessions: Scottish nature, signs, campervanning and visiting islands. And what a great thing to do, putting up road signs warning motorists about the risk of running over Britain's most popular semi-aquatic carnivorous mustelid. No danger of running any over that day - or for the whole fortnight of the trip. Not a sniff of an otter anywhere along the full length of the Western Isles, although I did see my first corncrake, after years of only ever hearing the devious little blighters. But that's another story...