Boy am I glad that I included our lawyer's warning at the end of that last post! Without it I would feel a little uncomfortable about posting the latest video in the series. In the last two videos we have seen how to identify the Lowland Haggis' habitat as well as how to imitate its distinctive call and jolly informative they have been. However, I feel that the tone of the last two videos haven't exactly conveyed the inherent risks in hunting any wild animal, be it of diminutive stature or otherwise.
The Hazards of Haggis Hunting
Let me just start by saying that the video we have just got back from being restored is by far the most visually stunning to date. The video opens with the presenter strolling purposefully through the landscape, the sun just peering over the horizon, casting the scene in shades of gold before revealing the earthy purple of the heather. Unfortunately the video goes on to reveal something somewhat less beautiful, something that should definitely be remembered by the would be hunter - the Lowland Haggis has a sting in the tail. Well, not actually a sting but another defence mechanism, a sting in the tail is just an idiom I like to employ from time to time - unfortunately here it only serves to confuse things. Sorry, there's my excitement getting away with me again, just watch the video, that'll keep me quiet.
The sting in the Tail
See, I told you I like to use that idiom! As I mentioned at the start of this post, I'm glad that I included our Lawyer's warning before we had premiered this video. It seems that the Lowland Haggis may be a species distantly related to the mustelidae family, possessing a similar manner of warding off predators, I just hope the two boys in the video didn't feel the effect of the aforementioned defence mechanism for too long! For the modern hunter, it is worth keeping this defence mechanism to the fore of your thoughts and remember; ScotlandShop.com will not be held liable for any loss or injury incurred while participating in the activity of Haggis Hunting.
Given the potentially serious nature of the Lowland Haggis' defence mechanism, please share this blog with as many people as you can, you never know who you might help!