23 June 2009

One of those days

Here we have the stump of a largish (for the northern edge of the Carolingian forest, third growth deciduous) tree; we may observe from its hollow, shattered condition and the depth of the neatly level saw cut (and also the hollow, shattered condition of the trunk out of frame to the left there) that someone was attempting to fell it to keep it from falling on the path and squishing zoo visitors when enough of the cylindrical shell got sawn through to cause some abrupt uprooting, shattering and plummeting. Lack of dents or bloodstains on the ground strongly suggest that the fellow with the chain saw got away in time.

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