Spot the re­sem­blance – it’s sim­ples!

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Compare These - By Suz Elvey

selvey@thek­m­group.co.uk First it was a di­nosaur in The War­ren in Ash­ford and now a meerkat has been seen in woods at Pluck­ley.

But an­i­mal lovers shouldn’t get too ex­cited as this meerkat is not ex­actly full of life.

Af­ter read­ing our story last week about a tree stump that re­sem­bled an ex­tinct crea­ture from mil­lions of years ago be­ing seen at The War­ren, Cliff Boul­ton sent the Ex­press a photo of a piece of wood he be­lieves looks like the small desert mam­mal.

Mr Boul­ton, 82, a re­tired lorry driver of The Street, Pluck­ley, said: “This meerkat was watch­ing my dog Oz and my­self when we were walk­ing in Pluck­ley woods last sum­mer. We walked there again just re­cently but there was no sign of the meerkat. Maybe a Pluck­ley ghost caught it!”

He walks up to 1.5 miles a day with five-year-old Oz, who he got from Last Chance Res­cue Cen­tre at Eden­bridge a year ago.

The “meerkat” was spot­ted in Der­ing Woods, also re­ferred to as Scream­ing Woods due to Pluck­ley’s rep­u­ta­tion as Bri­tain’s most haunted vil­lage.

Last week another dog walker, 76-year-old Frank Smith of Grant­ley Close, Bond Road, Ash­ford, sent in a photo of a “treestump­tau­rus” he spot­ted while out with his Ger­man shep­herd Brody.

Have you seen an ob­ject that looks like some­thing else? If so, email ken­tish­ex­press@ thek­m­group.co.uk or write to Ex­press House, 34-36 North Street, Ash­ford, TN24 8JR

Guess what this looks like - Cliff Boul­ton saw this bit of a tree trunk in Pluck­ley woods, while walk­ing with his York­shire ter­rier Oz, and was re­minded of another an­i­mal…

Cliff Boul­ton was walk­ing with his York­shire ter­rier Oz, above; inset, our story last week

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