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wicklore
2009-04-27 20:15:15
"Terror on Cuilcagh" from wicklore Contract pics
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When Sheep Attack
Yes simon3, I understand the pure terror of being attacked by mild-mannered creatures most unexpectedly. . .

‘Twas late one evening a couple of years ago. While descending Cuilcagh via Benbeg, I walked down a track in the gathering gloom. I thought I heard quiet footsteps behind me. Not human footsteps mind you, more like an evil entity trying to sneak up on me. I looked back but saw nothing. As I moved forward, the noise of Something behind me could be heard once again. Whirling around, I was just in time to see the bushes quiver where Something had just ducked out of sight. Realising that Something had me in its sights, I took out my only weapon - a bag of fruit and nut mix. Attack is the best form of defence, so I chucked a few at the bushes. Was that a strangled ‘Baa’ sound I heard?

Quickening my pace I hurried down the track. Now the sound of following feet multiplied and the ground shook as all the Creatures of the Night joined in the chase. Accepting that I was doomed, I grabbed my camera from my pocket and whirled around to take a photo. If they didn’t eat my camera at least there would be some evidence of what had befallen me. Lo and behold! - the accompanying picture shows the Terrors of Cuilcagh that stalked me that fearful night. Look beyond the nearest hungry Beast and see the eyes of all of Its evil companions glowing behind. Bear Grylls wouldn’t have had a chance! Through ingenuity and guile (i.e. running away), I somehow survived and tucked this rare photo away; waiting for the time when it wouldn’t be shameful to admit to this night of knee-trembling fear. And that time has surely come, when it can be admitted on MV that a little pheasant could chase away the mighty simon3 & co!
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