'And finally, not everyone’s being doing topical. In fact, here’s the rather lovely 6 Oxgangs Avenue devoted to the history of the development of the area, this week highlighting how the block of flats came into being. Could have been prompted by Who do you think you are? Or just a timely reminder that not everything worth blogging about is in the here and now.'

Kate Higgins, Scottish Roundup 26/08/2012

Monday, 17 September 2012

Pop Goes The Weasel!

Why are some of us so scared of the unknown?

Yesterday's tall tale about the ferret reminded me of a real carnivore who resided at Oxgangs-honest guv!

Behind number 2 block of flats there were a couple of steps which led up to the back field; located there was a pipe. We were quite young at the time when a rumour began to circulate around the four blocks about a small creature that could be seen there.  I ventured out with a few pals to see if it might appear-it was too scary to go alone. We waited quietly and sure enough after ten minutes a little head popped out of the pipe; then the whole body emerged; and then it stood up vertically on its back legs-it was a weasel-well, we all screamed in terror and took to our heels in fright and ran all the way back to The Stair-we didn't look round; if we had we would probably  have seen the weasel doing exactly the same thing!

I guess it's a survival instinct-fight, fright or flight? I used to find the last one the most attractive if there was a choice!

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