Friday, October 13, 2006

Nurse 'savaged' by Daily Mail

Nurse 'savaged' by enraged giant pig
...screamed the headline of the Daily Mail of England. And there's a long story about how the nurse was thrown from her horse, attacked by the wild pig, rescued by her "worried" daughter. There is the obligatory remarks from the wild pig expert explaining pigs can be deadly when protecting a food source.

The nurse, Mrs Robinson, of Totton, near Southampton, Hants is understandably shaken saying, "It was terrifying. Ive never been attacked by anything before, let alone a pig."

The fall from her horse left Mrs. Robinson with "fractured ribs, concussion and internal bleeding, which bruised half her body" that caused her to spend two days in Southampton General Hospital.

Now, all that is bad enough for one person, let alone a 5 ft, 4 in tall woman, just riding her horse in Hampshire's New Forest. But, what the Daily Mail has done is inexcusable. They captioned the pictures (shown here as the paper printed them): Above, a wild pig, below, nurse Carolyn Robinson.

Did they really have to use "above" and "below"? I don't think so.


The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

12 comments:

atheling2 said...

ROFL!!!!

Dang it, you say the funniest things!

Indigo Rose said...

Perhaps, Indi, it was due to all those years of writing captions regarding a young "Princess Anne on her horse". I've seen pictures. There could have been some confusion.

Indigo Red said...

Of course! Princess Anne did look alot like Mr. Ed.

Tom said...

Must have been a slow news day for this article...

atheling2 said...

Indigo,

Mr. Ed is a blonde.

Indigo Red said...

Blonde yes, but with dark roots.

atheling2 said...

Oh, I think Mr. Ed is a true blonde!

Now, if you want to compare Her Royal Highness' likeness to a horse, at least choose a thoroughbred!

How about Seabiscuit?

Anonymous said...

I could understand the confusion had it been a picture of Cindy Sheehan.

atheling2 said...

LOL!

Now, now, now, why insult pigs?

Indigo Red said...

bernie & A2 - I agree on both counts.

Tom C said...

As I comment on this the word identifier says pigzfe. Hmmm how did you do that? ink wiring minds an all. Was a great show in Chicago Indi.

Indigo Red said...

Ya gotta love the random words!

I am so glad you could make it to the show Tom. Just wish I was n't a continent away and a job in the way.