Assorted Critters

A wild boar made of parts and pieces and guarding the door to a restaurant in Broderick.
The older version, from around AD 400-800 CE. National Museum of Scotland. You can get coasters with this design on them.

Not all critters are so benign:

Apparently the squirrels at Loch Lomond don’t like BBQ. Or maybe they do . . .

The Oban Pier-cat cleaning up after the fishmongers. The water had been ice around the fresh fish. Pier-cat also mooched from folks at the pubs on the pier.

The Queen’s Garden inside Sterling Castle.

The Picts seem to have venerated, and possibly sacrificed, bulls. National Museum of Scotland.

Badger, badger, badger . . . A sporran at the regimental museum in Sterling Castle.
Pinch of snuff, sir? The entire head is the snuff box. Regimental museum, Sterling Castle.

7 thoughts on “Assorted Critters

  1. Mushroom, mushroom! 🍄🍄 (Sorry, had to do it…)

    Thank you for sharing photos and stories from this amazing trip.

    • I was a bit disappointed that one could not buy a replica badger sporran or ram’s head snuff container in the gift shop. Granted, the shipping cost would be a bit steep, but once in a lifetime deal!

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