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Public hanging

g7jtk

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:D i havn't seen this in the countryside for years
 

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Why hang them once dead?

Old country tradition. It let the Lord of the manor know that his gamekeeper was doing a good job of killing the vermin on his land. thus allowing him the sole pleasure of wiping out his game stock.

They used to hang all sorts, squirrels, weasels, crows, hawks, water rats, etc.
 
to warn others moles... it's a hunters form of scentmarking territory :)
Plus it feeds some natural preditors so is meant to encourage them to keep the numbers down.
In other words... I don't actually know why.
 
Old country tradition. It let the Lord of the manor know that his gamekeeper was doing a good job of killing the vermin on his land. thus allowing him the sole pleasure of wiping out his game stock.

They used to hang all sorts, squirrels, weasels, crows, hawks, water rats, etc.

I remeber my uncle doing that on a neighbours farm, funny thing is he never hung up any of the Brown Trout :rolleyes: :p .
 
I haven't seen that in years over here- they used to hang woodchucks on the fences all the time but the custom has died out. Probably because people found it too gross and it enraged anti gun/hunting types. Now we just stuff them back down their holes.
 
so the crow sayed to the rook .lets mend these fences between us and take it from there. well sayed the rook i have my eyes on that squirtals nuts at the moment
 
Seen this practice round here mainly foxes

Upsets some of the laners i take out esp from the cities

I was told its because the farmer used to get money for foxes killed on their land, but if others shot them and took them away they could be done for stealing, so the shooters left them for the farmer to collect. Shooter happy:) farmer happy:)
 
I vaguely remember a joke based on this practice. Something about a city guy asking a country farmer how the animals ended up on the fence and the farmer replies that they sometimes get stuck there while crawling over...
 
Seen this practice round here mainly foxes

Upsets some of the laners i take out esp from the cities

I was told its because the farmer used to get money for foxes killed on their land, but if others shot them and took them away they could be done for stealing, so the shooters left them for the farmer to collect. Shooter happy:) farmer happy:)

I've never understood why farmers have such an aversion to foxes. They're scavengers and nature's cleaners, the countryside would be covered in rotting sheep carcasses, if it wasn't for the foxes, crows etc eating them. Because the farmers just leave em where they fall. Certainly in North Wales that's the case.
 
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