Pensioner’s massive cock in garden has become tourist attraction

August 10, 2016 | by | 1 Comment

A pensioner says his old cherry tree has become a tourist attraction after he shaped it to look like a giant cock.

Jim Hughes, 73, climbed up a ladder and cut branches off the ivy-covered tree to create a 14ft male chicken.

He then stuck pieces of red plastic on its head to make a beak and a comb – comb is the technical term for the fleshy area at the top of a chicken‘s head.

Pensioner Jim Hughes from East Wemyss, Fife, has created a 14 foot cockerel he's names Jock from an old cherry tree (SWNS)

Pensioner Jim Hughes from East Wemyss, Fife, has created a 14 foot cockerel he’s names Jock from an old cherry tree (SWNS)

The grandfather surprised his wife with the bizarre sculpture and says tourists are now stopping outside his home to take pictures.

It took him just 30 minutes to do it using a pair of sheers and secateurs.

Jim, from East Wemyss, Fife, said: “Originally, it was an old cherry blossom tree. It got that big that I was worried it would be blown over and hit a car.

“The main trunk is from the cherry tree and ivy has grown up it. I cut it down and shaped it.

“I just shaped it like a cockerel and stuck pieces of plastic on top for a beak and a comb. It’s at least 14ft tall so I had to use a ladder.

“It’s in the front garden and looks out into the street. Since then, quite a few people have been stopping to take photographs.

“I call it Jock. And it’s crowing for independence.”

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His wife Moira, 73, said she was left stunned when she returned from holiday with her niece in Scarborough and spotted the massive cockerel in her front garden.

She said: “Well, I was away on holiday and when I came back it was like that. I know he was trying to make something but that was a surprise.

“People keep stopping to look at it. Quite a few have passed remarks and they think it’s clever.

“I think we’ll keep it. I don’t really have a choice.”

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  1. Aaron Lowe says:

    That’s creative lol

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