Golden Acre Park

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Postby Phallica2000 » Sat 16 Feb, 2013 11:31 am

A little bit off-topic but my girlfriend and her Mum took their dog Daisy to Golden Acre Park (as they did every week, and this is going back 10 years) only for the dog to kill a swan...oh dear, lol.
Young 'uns that have no interest in the history of the place they grew up in....disgraceful.
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Postby raveydavey » Sat 16 Feb, 2013 12:15 pm

Phallica2000 wrote:
A little bit off-topic but my girlfriend and her Mum took their dog Daisy to Golden Acre Park (as they did every week, and this is going back 10 years) only for the dog to kill a swan...oh dear, lol.


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Postby Jogon » Sat 16 Feb, 2013 2:12 pm

Phallica2000 wrote:
A little bit off-topic but my girlfriend and her Mum took their dog Daisy to Golden Acre Park (as they did every week, and this is going back 10 years) only for the dog to kill a swan...oh dear, lol.


That's awful, do hope they resolved this and reported it to the Park Keeper?

Swans pair up and mate for life, coming up for breeding season too. Hardly lol
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Postby raveydavey » Fri 22 Feb, 2013 6:24 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen - I have an important announcement to make.

After 6 months of waiting, diversions and great anticipation, I am pleased to report that the bridge has finally been repaired!!!!




More pics here: http://flic.kr/p/dWYwGN

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Postby MWD » Sun 24 Feb, 2013 12:19 pm

The newly rebuilt bridge is now open!
The swan incident, although unfortunate, is by no means a rare occurence.
It's doubtful whether the dog owner would be thinking of doing anything other than stopping their animal.
Reporting the incident to the Park Authorities, would be akin to turkeys voting for christmas, although had they done so, very little could have been done unless intent was proven.
I wonder how many of the feathered residents of GAP Max has accounted for over the years?



        
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Postby Bruno » Sun 24 Feb, 2013 11:25 pm

Phallica2000 wrote:
My girlfriend and her Mum took their dog Daisy to Golden Acre Park only for the dog to kill a swan.


That reminds me of the man who was up before the magistrate for shooting and eating a swan. The magistrate asked the man what happened.

"Well Sir," the man replied, "I was out shooting ducks, and just as I fired at a duck going overhead, a swan flew into the line of fire from behind me, and I hit it by accident. As it was already dead, it seemed a waste just to leave it, so I took it home and the wife plucked it and roasted it, and we invited all the neighbours round for Sunday Lunch."

"Very well," said the magistrate, "I'm prepared to believe your story that this was simply an accident, and I am granting you an unconditional discharge. By the way, I've always been curious to know; what does roast swan taste like?"

"Very much like Golden Eagle, your Honour."
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Postby Jogon » Mon 08 Apr, 2013 11:52 am

Jogon wrote:

That's awful, do hope they resolved this and reported it to the Park Keeper?
Swans pair up and mate for life, coming up for breeding season too. Hardly lol


MWD wrote:

The swan incident, although unfortunate, is by no means a rare occurence.
It's doubtful whether the dog owner would be thinking of doing anything other than stopping their animal.
Reporting the incident to the Park Authorities, would be akin to turkeys voting for christmas (or mountain bikers reporting themselves for cycling within the park), although had they done so, very little could have been done unless intent was proven.
I wonder how many of the feathered residents of GAP Max has accounted for over the years?


MWD - Oh dear, I hadn't realised swans are often killed

You are wrong about reporting the incident (it's basic damage to property), and so there is no need for "proof of intent" on the part of the owner.

I know a couple of folks who's dogs have 'had a duck' at their local (regular) parks - they just mentioned it to the Park keeper and paid a nominal £20 for replacement.

Obviously the Park Keeper 'employs' both his own cat and Max for Pest Control as where there is food, feed and seed so there are
mice and rats, rabbits and grey squirrels.
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Postby Jogon » Mon 08 Apr, 2013 8:45 pm

MWD

Personally I don't agree your suggestion that a full blown prosecution is needed if the family pet eats a duck, or god forbid, a swan.

Quite different to deliberate actions.

That's a sledge hammer to crack a nut. The Police surely have better things to do.

Probably more sensible to resolve it as I suggested rather than bringing costly time consuming prosecutions.

Most informative though - cheers for looking that up .

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Postby Leodian » Mon 08 Apr, 2013 9:22 pm

This is a photo that I took today (April 8 2013) under the recently repaired footbridge at Golden Acre Park. I thought (hope!) it may be of interest as it shows some of the new planks and a view to the footbridge over the close-by track.
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Postby Leodian » Mon 08 Apr, 2013 9:30 pm

This is a photo that I took today (April 8 2013) of a message about Max the cat (see some earlier posts in this thread). The message was on a pane of a greenhouse at Golden Acre Park and is not as in focus as well as I thought, so I apologise if it is too hard to read. I did not see Max around.    
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