Tuesday 29 April 2003

A fishy story

Anglers are angry with Andre the Seal who has been out-fishing his human competitors near Loch Lomond. Threats to shoot Andre seem a bit excessive - after all it is quite likely that the seal or his forefathers had homesteaded the waters around the Loch before the humans. These matters are best resolved by a proper demarcation of property rights. In the meantime, bureaucracy has found a solution:
The seal was even issued a permit by the Loch Lomond Angling Improvement Association that allows him to fish legally in the waters.
How appropriate that Andre may eventually be sent to St Andrews.