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20th November 2008, 01:42 PM #1
What lives in your playground?
We've got a squirrel so fat from eating all the stuff the kids throw in the bushes he can no longer climb trees so he lives under one of the temporary classrooms. We've called him Boris.
We also get a load of freeloading woodpigeons and seagulls who fight over all the dropped sandwiches after break and lunch. Some of them are so big they would make a tasty meal themselves...
Then we've got some rats who again are obese and are on a permanent sugar high because they eat all the sweets the kids drop. It's really sad in the holidays to see them scurrying around desperately looking for food like crazed drug addicts looking for their next fix.
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20th November 2008, 01:46 PM #2
A family of foxes under one of the sheds... clearing their mess is not a pleasant job.
20th November 2008, 01:51 PM #3
At my last school durning the summer holidays the playing fields got taken over by a flock of Geese. Poo everywhere.
Overherd in the staff room one day:-
PE Teacher "I don't understand how they get in when the gates are locked!!!!!!"
20th November 2008, 01:54 PM #4
At my last place it was Crows and Squirrels (sp?). Here, just seems to be kids...
20th November 2008, 01:57 PM #5
Several families of mice
20th November 2008, 02:06 PM #6
We have a Squirrel and a ginger tomcat. I like watching the squirrel after dinner. He hangs of the edge of the bin and pulls food out and puts it on the wall as he goes, once he is done he gaters it up and runs off. The cat skulks around eating alsorts and gives chase to the Squirrel when it appears .
20th November 2008, 02:08 PM #7
I don't have a playground as such, but outside of my window I have:
It's like an audition for Springwatch here!
20th November 2008, 02:15 PM #8
Aww! I want Dos_Box's window...
I like nature!
Here, the windows next to my desk are too high for me to look out
20th November 2008, 02:20 PM #9
Dos_Box should put up a web cam so we can all enjoy it
20th November 2008, 02:21 PM #10
Seagulls on the playground.
Pigs, sheep, geese, chickens, cows, frogs, snakes, dogs and rabbits on the school farm.
20th November 2008, 02:49 PM #11
Only the usual seagulls. Our kids would probably kick anything else to death.
20th November 2008, 03:00 PM #12
Seagulls the size of turkeys.
A few moggies and that's about it really.
20th November 2008, 03:21 PM #13
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20th November 2008, 03:45 PM #15
Foxes. We had a deer with its head stuck in the railings yesterday - but no one would let me kill it for venison. Also a tame pheasant lives under a PortaKabin and follows the site staff round in the mornings. All pretty strange as the school is close to the centre of town - not rural at all.
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