Snakes on the chase…
And the Pig-man!
Still find that story quite novel, grew up with stories of Satanic Rituals over Castle Ring and the Chase murders, but never heard of the Pig-man before a couple of weeks ago. Poor Pig-man. 🙁Posted 4 years ago
Anyone else seen these out and about?
I was riding on Cannock Chase up from the cutting to the top of Brocton Coppice and as I went past the pool at the top of the cutting I heard a hiss, looked down and an Adder reared up at me – I reversed as quickly as you can on a bike whilst it slowly crossed the path and then I went about my way.
Ever since I’ve had a nagging feeling in my head as I rush through the bracken that there might be more about, on the less well trodden trail, particularly as the weather cools before they all go off to sleep.
Anyone else come across adders on the chase? Is my fear of being bitten completely bonkers?Posted 4 years agostMember
The cavemen li e in the network of underground tunnels that run from Rugeley up to Spode Hall. I think they also set the fires below ground that are just up the road from me http://www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/info/200029/countryside/596/countryside_service/7
That’ll be why the adders are p**sed off, the cavemen keep hunting them.Posted 4 years ago
Don’t forget the ‘black eyed children’ of Cannock Chase.
Apparently, Birches Valley is ‘well-known’ or its ‘spectral sightings’. I thought it was well known for its visitor centre and slightly underwhelming cafe….Posted 4 years agojekkylMember
loving that story about the pigman.
In an email to the author she said: “Kneeling down in the dirt was what looked like a man, wearing trousers from sports direct and a white wife beater, but no shirt. His face was totally deformed and I can almost certainly say he had a snout and several awful tattoos. He was riding an argos special which cost no more than eighty pounds and he wasn’t wearing a helmet”
Have you ever seen the Beast With Two Backs? A truly mesmerizing sight to behold. It will hold your gaze as your stand there, transfixed on this shifting beast. It often breaks into parked cars but can be spotted leaning up trees and sometimes writhing in the middle of a great bit of singletrack you’re riding down.Posted 4 years agozero coolMember
You have to have a bad allergic reaction or be a rather ‘delicate’ person to actually be in any danger from an Adder bite. We used to go out catching them when I was a kid (mini Steve Irwin style) and I can’t count the amount of times my brothers and I have been bitten over the years.
Thinking about it now I think it was probably a bit mean to the snakes so its not a skill I’ll be passing on to my kids.
Tom KPPosted 4 years ago
Well, that’s fine. I shall stop worrying about it. Not that it stopped me riding, or anything.
It’s good to know that I’m not alone on the chase – pig-man sounds like a right hoot, and the children with black eyes, I could dress my kids up like that for a laugh and get them to scare the crap out of people.Posted 4 years agotazzymtbMember
I wonder how many “ufo” strange lights in the trees that are reported are silly sods night riding? Once had a chap in a 3 piece suit appear in the middle of the chase on night ride in the rain asking if we knew thw way to the nearest civilisation. ..we pondered for a bit a couldn’t give him an answer, there’s no where civilised in the Midlands! !Posted 4 years agoI_AcheMember
There are boar in the chase!?
We came across an adder chilling in the middle of the trail at the top of the climb on FtD a couple of years ago. It was getting dark so was probably trying to get to some cover but 6 idiots on MTBs were stood around it so it wasn’t going anywhere fast.Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Probably give you a nasty cold
Yeah, pretty nasty:
These things seem to be variable. There was a story a while back (that I was searching for when I found that one) about a bloke who found a snake and got all Steve Irwin with it – it bit him and they were preparing to lop off his arm when at the last check he started to show signs of recovery.
So I’d not post stuff like that on a forum if I were you. They CAN be dangerous and not just to kids, and you don’t know if it’ll be you or not.Posted 4 years agoprawnyMember
extremo – Member
seen a wild boar up there
That was probably a munjac, there are no wild boar on the chase. Muntjacs however look and move very similarly. 3 different types of deer on the chase y’know, each one more delicious than the last. Omnomnom
Edit, crossed posts with rocketman – I still don’t think there’s any Boar on the chase.Posted 4 years agoprawnyMember
Woudn’t be hard to confuse the two running around the forest.
I could be wrong, but I still don’t think there are Boar on the chase, but I did some googling anyway and it turns out that not only are there boar on the chase, the moon landings were faked and the CIA planted the Oklahoma bomb, who knew!Posted 4 years ago
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