Mistaken for a tree

I was walking through St James’ Park yesterday on my way back to the Lords when I bumped into an academic colleague.  We stood chatting for a minute or two, when I suddenly felt a pressure on my leg, as if a small dog was pawing at it.   I looked down.  It wasn’t a dog.  It was a squirrel climbing up my leg.  It is the first time I have been mistaken for a tree.

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About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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5 Responses to Mistaken for a tree

  1. Carl.H says:

    ” It is the first time I have been mistaken for a tree.”

    And the first time you`ve stayed still that long !
    😉

  2. Croft says:

    You don’t look wooden on tv 🙂

  3. Jana says:

    You are lucky you do not live in New Zealand. It once took a friend of mine and I about an hour to get a terrified baby oppossum out of my mother’s bedroom. The prime objective in the exercise being — not to be taken for a tree — they have (even at that tender age) terrifyingly long tearing claws, designed for getting them out of trouble by helping them to climb the nearest thing that looks like a tree …

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