Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Unparalleled bravery.



This picture (which was originally posted in December of 2010) shows El Cro winter training for the 2011 Bull Fighting season.

The bull in question probably only weighed as much as a London Bus at the time; now he weighs at least as much as two.

His temper hasn't improved with age, and I wouldn't now be quite as foolhardy.

If I was to find him outside our kitchen door these days, I'd run for the bloody hills; not that we have any hills!


31 comments:

  1. Do all matadors use tea towels?

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  2. You're not wearing your coat with the shiny lights !

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  3. I wonder why it has to be red always.

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    1. I think it's just tradition; any colour would do, one is simply attracting the bull's attention.

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  4. Olé ..... corrida de toros !! ..... the red gingham tea towel sort of lets it down but your beret makes up for it !! XXXX

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    1. My ordinary cape was at the cleaners.

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  5. I would class this as the application of Darwin's Law....
    survival of the fittest... and that bull looks mighty fit!!
    Were you trying for a Darwin Award??

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    1. My exact thoughts at the time were *($$£***))&""!

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  6. I think your 'cred' disappeared with the pink tea towel Cro.

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  7. I can see that little electric fence - you don't fool me...

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    1. There was, in fact, a thin plastic tape between he and me. Nothing that would stop the mighty roar of Lumberjack's Bull.

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    1. There wasn't much else to do with him.

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  9. Sorry somebody pointed out that tape and here was me thinking you were in training to be a matador.

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  10. The bull is actually standing much further away than everybody here thinks.

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    1. I did wait until late in the day..

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    2. Actually, he was very close, but he's as mild as they come (mostly).

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  11. Even with electric fencing, i'd not have done that. But, I must admit, i'm on the wuss side of such things.

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  12. Matadors would look better if they traded in their silly-looking little hats for a more dapper-looking beret. I'm afraid the pink and white tea towel doesn't quite cut it, though. :)

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    1. I'll write to the matador's union, and see if they'll adopt berets!

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  13. LOL...inspirational pic...worthy of a poem !

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