Happy Re-Birthday, Fox
23 years ago today - August 1, 1984 - the naturally preserved body of a man was found in a peat bog at Lindow Moss, Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK. He has been dubbed "Lindow Man" and his mummified body can be viewed today in the British Museum.
The anonymous man was killed in an elaborate, ritualistic way - three blows to the head, slash to the throat, garrotte to the neck. He was bearded, in his 20's, and wore a fox fur arm band.
The book, "The Life And Death Of A Druid Prince" by Dr. Anne Ross and Don Robins suggests the man might have been a druid, ritually sacrificed in an appeal to the Celtic gods after the bloody, but unsuccessful revolt of Queen Boudicca against the Roman occupation of Britain.
This morning, our fox lounged out in the back garden enjoying the summer sun.