A Pumpkin Eater
I sent these pictures to Bob Kattner with the thought that they might provide a moment's distraction from his travails with Covid 19. That was on Saturday, the 14th and he wrote back immediately saying its "ups and downs" with this virus. He must have felt well enough to send a note a couple days ago and we hope he’s far along on the road to recovery now.
While I had these photos out, it occurred to me that others in the club might like to see what a pumpkin-stealing deer looks like and so am attaching the photos to this note. The local deer have become so emboldened that they take pumpkins right off the porch! This young buck got one, somehow rolled it to the edge of the lot and had set about eating it when I noticed him. The close-up shows an extra brow tine on the right antler. With Halloween in the past I guess they can help themselves to as many pumpkins as they like.
Here's what it's all about!
Saved By The Whale: Dutch Train Runs Off Elevated Tracks, Is Caught By Statue's Tail
A Dutch train burst past the end of its elevated tracks Monday in the Netherlands.
But instead of crashing to the ground 30 feet below, the metro train was caught — held aloft by an artist's massive sculpture of a whale's tail. Despite some damage, no injuries or deaths were reported.
The sculpture at the end of the tracks was given a prescient name: "Saved by the Whale's Tail," according to France 24. It was built in 2002, installed at the De Akkers station in Spijkenisse, a city just outside Rotterdam.
It's unclear why the train didn't stop. The partial derailment is under investigation, and the train driver was the only person on board, according to The Associated Press.
The driver was questioned by police and sent home, the local emergency service said Monday afternoon.
The train will spend the night on the whale's tail. On Tuesday morning, workers will attempt to lift the train to safety by using slings, local authorities said.
"It's like the scene of a Hollywood movie," said Ruud Natrop, a spokesman for safety in the Rotterdam-Rijnmond area, according to The New York Times. "Thank God the tail was there."
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