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ID please - beaks, shells, claws...?

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Anyone know what these are and what would they be doing on top of a mountain in the Outer Hebrides?  Near the summit of Beinn Mhor on South Uist.  Plenty of Sea Eagles about here, I saw two earlier in the day - remnants of an eagles dinner?

 

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc205/loweskid/alamy%20forum/_dsc9030_zps1f23f80c.jpg

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Thanks.

 

I'm trying to get the image to display on the page but it keeps saying I can't use that extension - it's a bloomin' jpeg for gawd's sake...!

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The url with additional tag works in preview but not in a post - odd.

 

 

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I think John has nailed it!

 

Four cooked crab claws, no shell = upmarket lunch for hiker.

 

Cheers

 

Chris E

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I think John has nailed it!

 

Four cooked crab claws, no shell = upmarket lunch for hiker.

 

Cheers

 

Chris E

 

Ok thanks, I'll go with that.  Obviously a better class of hiker up there than I'm used to on the Pennine Moors.  Prefer a cheese and pickle butty meself.... :)

 

The url with additional tag works in preview but not in a post - odd.

 

 

Yes, that was happening to me. 

 

Thanks all.

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I think John has nailed it!

 

Four cooked crab claws, no shell = upmarket lunch for hiker.

 

Cheers

 

Chris E

 

Ok thanks, I'll go with that.  Obviously a better class of hiker up there than I'm used to on the Pennine Moors.  Prefer a cheese and pickle butty meself.... :)

 

The url with additional tag works in preview but not in a post - odd.

 

 

Yes, that was happening to me. 

 

Thanks all.

 

 

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Looks like the famous but rare Hebridean Mountain Crab to me. They live in old haggis burrows and are strictly nocturnal, as they explode when exposed to sunlight. I think that is what happened here.

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Seagull's lunch?

 

wim

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