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Mr Fox gets work as human scarecrow in Norfolk

by | 6th, October 2012

JAMIE Fox is using skills acquired studying English and music at Bangor University to work as a human scarecrow for farmer William Youngs.

Fox, 22, scares crows with a ukulele, accordion and cowbell. After the crows have been vanquished, he can buy a hat and get a job on the London Underground playing to trapped audiences.

But why bother busking with menaces? The BBC says Fox earns £250 as a scarecrow working a 10-acre rape seed plot in Aylsham, Norfolk.

Says Fox:

“I get to sit and read for a lot of the time but whenever I see the partridges, I have to get up and scare them off. I ring a cowbell and I’ve even played the accordion, but the ukulele doesn’t seem to have any effect on them. The farmer said to me, ‘Bring a deckchair and a good book’. A couple of my friends in busier, more generously-paid jobs, are slightly envious.”

But they are most likely no called Fox, and so nominally determined to worry birds…



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