June 27, 2022


HILARIOUS visuals present a furious stag knocking around a “please do not feed me” indicator.
Linda Donnelly captured a sequence of images yesterday as the angry stag, acknowledged regionally as Callum, headbutted the article and indication at Torridon in the Scottish Highlands.

Callum is properly acknowledged in the region but was not amazed when he spotted the sign submit showing an image of a stag together with the warning signal.

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The stag struck the signal with his head.                                                                                                 (C) Linda Donnelly

Linda, 54, was in the Beinn Eighe auto park when the resident purple deer stag approached the wood indicator which read: “Please do not feed me or get as well near! 
“If I get startled I could capture you with my antlers or hooves.” 
Callum then seems to be directly into the digital camera when standing up coming to the indicator, showing up to be posing with it.

The stag then swings his head again and batters into the signal with his antlers ahead of pushing into it.

Right after a couple really hard shoves Callum manages to knock the whole signal and put up to the ground.
He then seems down at his initiatives and seems to be happy that he managed to topple it. 
Linda, a land surveying enterprise proprietor from Boldon Colliery, County Durham, shared the illustrations or photos on Fb yesterday with the caption: “Funniest detail nevertheless on this holiday getaway. 
“This is what Callum thinks of the sign.” 
The submit now has around hundreds of likes and opinions from social media customers who were amazed by Callum’s antics.

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The stag then appeared down triumphantly at his get the job done.                                                                             (C) Linda Donnelly

Karen Marriott said “Haha that is excellent.” 
Carla Tunget commented: “I’d be quite p***ed off as perfectly if people today were being being explained to not to feed me simply because I may possibly get way too close, which is legitimate but which is not the point”. 
Glen Kirkby replied: “All I know is he likes fruit scones” with 4 crying with laughter emojis. 
And Karen Broadley added: “He deserves a deal with for that”. 
Speaking currently (TUE), Linda claimed: “We ended up stopped when he arrived wandering in. 
“We were being parked correct following to the sign and couldn’t believe that it. 
“We have just remaining and he’s even now standing ready for meals which certainly we would not do as I know these are wild animals.
“I was out having shots but received a connect with I had to acquire so my spouse grabbed his mobile phone and took the relaxation from the car.

Don't feed stags sign - Wildlife News Scotland
The indication warned tourists and locals not to feed stags or get far too close.                                                     (C) Linda Donnelly

“Apparently he goes there a lot and is very well acknowledged.”

Final yr, the Scottish SPCA issued a warning to users of the public not to feed the stags as they can be unpredictable.

Chief superintendent Mike Flynn mentioned: “We would not suggest that any one handfeed stags or any wild animal.

“They are wild creatures and can be intense, in particular during rutting, when they have young or feel threatened.

“A stag does not have any principle of the size and strength of its personal antlers and these can be perilous.”