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Thursday, January 21, 2010

UMMMMMM..........

This picture arrived in my in-box last night. It was accompanied by a brief note from a friend of mine. "What do you think of this?" she wrote. "All I know about it is that it was supposed to have been taken in Norway recently".

Truthfully, I haven't a clue, but I have always been terible at discerning stuff like this. Those bloody Magic Eye books about fifteen years ago never worked for me, for example, and the gamed my stepdaughters play on their DS's where they are supposed to find pictures hidden within other pictures are my idea of hell.

To me this picture looks like our plastic garden picnic table laden with snow, but I assume that it is more significant than that. C'mon boys and girls help me out.

9 comments:

G L Wilson said...

It looks like a very small pony with a nosebag on.

Retrieverman said...

Is it a charcoal retort?

Geordie-dave said...

It looks like a pug looking face on to the camera to me. Or one of the many breeds of lap dog that look as if they have ran into a wall.

Max Blake said...

It looks suspiciously 2D to me, I'd vouch for a cardboard cut out.

Syd said...

G.L.Wilson took the words out of my mind.

Retrieverman said...

If there is an animal there, then I'm seeing a cervid.

Norway has roe deer, red deer, and that creature whose scientific name is Alces alces.

It looks like cow Alces or one of last spring's calves. Roe deer and red deer don't get that dark in the winter, and they don't have such large bellies.

It must be very heavy snow, which is always a problem for moose/elk/Alces. They get bogged down very easily, and the wolves can easily kill them (there are very few wolves in Norway.)

From a distance, though, the whole thing looks like a man-made contrivance, like a charcoal retort.

stormwalkernz said...

I Actually dont think it is an animal as there is much too much linear angularity about the object not found in Nature.

Richie said...

It looks like my ex-wife.

Greatbeast said...

It's a husky wearing a pair of those crazee wrap-around shades that you'd expect to see Bootsy Collins or Herbie Hancock wearing. The middle of a snowy forest would normally be a safe place for a young dog to indulge his dream of being a P-Funk star. Now his embarrassing secret's out, I doubt we'll get to see any pictures of this poor dog again.