There was a major incident going on in Riverside Park this morning while I was walking the dogs. It involved a fire engine with all its lights flashing, the river rescue unit, a land rover towing a large dinghy and the R.S.P.C.A.
A heron had got caught up in barbed wire on the riverbank and a major rescue operation was underway to free it. This is so typical of the English - we make the countryside a life-threatening obstacle course for our wildlife and then spend a fortune rescuing the victims of our cost-cutting land management choices because we hate seeing animals suffer. Go figure!