English photographer Colin Garratt decided to make a rather unusual photo project with stuffed animals…
The scarecrow is one of the most popular ways to scare off impudent birds that are trying to ruin the crops in some small village.
The scarecrow is made as scary as possible so that it can scare away the birds, but, as the English photographer found out, some of them are ways to scare even people.
According to the photographer, some of them were so realistic and frightening that they seemed to be truly alive.
Although the scarecrow has been used by English farmers for a very long time, its true origin remains a mystery.
Many historians believe that farmers used to hire young boys instead of scarecrows to scare away birds. But after the great plague of 1348, there were very few children left and farmers began to create stuffed animals.
Today, stuffed animals are no longer like those that were several centuries ago, the photographer admits. Today's scarecrows are dressed in modern clothes and may even have their own faces.
The photographer believes that each stuffed animal he photographed can tell a little about his owner. All of them are made from things that most likely belonged to the owner of the crops, so looking at the scarecrow you can learn a little about the person who created it.