The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #56417   Message #883260
Posted By: Schantieman
05-Feb-03 - 01:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: Beware the Killer Haggis!
Subject: RE: BS: Beware the Killer Haggis!
During the haggis season (September to August, and it's illegal to hunt them outside this season), they hide around the blooming heather on the banks and braes o' bonny Doon, I believe. When flushed from their cover, they always run the same way round the mountain when they run - either clockwise or anticlockwise.   Consequently they have evolved the legs on one side longer than those on the other. (Some take the high road, and some take the low road of course).

When shot, it's usually at short range so the shotgun pellets make a mess of the skin, which is why you never see them in their natural state in the shops. When restuffing them into their hygienic wrappings the legs are removed so that they fit in better, which is why you never see the asymmetricality.

Just off to check a point ot two with my mate Hamish.....