A Safari Feeling.

Hey Folks,

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Wow, it is dark here today.

It is 10am and we still need all the lights on in the living room, while outside it is gloomy, wet and very very grey….a Gothic sort of day actually.

I think that if vampires were going to be found lurking in the daylight hours, it would be today!

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Never mind, what can you expect in a northern winter, and in most years it usually continues to get worse very quickly.

So we still have the ice, snow, traffic problems and rail delays to look forward to.

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However, life can still have it’s exotic touches, even when train travel is disrupted …. take yesterday for instance!

We have just had a surprise, concerning the sudden delays in the rail service to and from a place in West Yorkshire, called Shepley.

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And no, this time it was not due to snowfalls, or even to the presence of leaves on the line, or any other of the varied excuses which are regularly trotted out to frustrated would-be travellers.

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This time it was something totally different and very very exotic.

This time the service was disrupted by reports of lions in the area.

Passengers were said to have been kept on the train in Shepley station, to ensure their own safety.

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It seems that there had been reports from the public that they had seen a lion in the area.

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Police took the reports seriously and sent officers out to investigate, helped by a helicopter overhead.

Eventually, as nothing was seen by them, the trains were once again put back to normal service, although the police force continued to follow up on the reports.

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I am sure that you will remember a similar search which took place after there were reported sightings about ‘a white tiger’ which was seen in fields around Southampton.

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Whoaaah….there’s excitement for you then!

And take care while travelling on trunk roads.

J,

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