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Stranger than Folk

A goat mechanic and electric puns: 9 weird (and wonderful) pics our readers sent us

Sometimes we are sent really useful news tips and pictures, other times we are sent really weird – but wonderful – things like this.

OVER HERE AT headquarters we get sent some really random stuff via email.

Some of it is hilarious. Some of it is heartbreaking.

While more of it is, well, just plain weird.

Since we started doing this post last year, you all copped on and started sending in even more weird sh*te, as well as some wonderful shots.

So here’s a look at some of the surprises we got when we opened our inboxes over the past 14 days. Keep ‘em coming.

A goat mechanic and electric puns: 9 weird (and wonderful) pics our readers sent us
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  • 13

    "Our cheers to Drico," says David Morrissey.
  • Terryifying

    "Bane still rides the subway in NYC. Let the games begin," says a reader.
  • Cork

    This anonymous photographer captured a cormorant over the bridge in UCC.
  • Duck Save

    This little guy was saved as a group of people tried to set it on fire and cut off its feel. Phew! Source: Leah Richardson
  • ESB Networks at Work

    "Nice bit of banter from the social media team at ESB Networks."
  • Lusk

    More sun photos...this time in Lusk. Source: Ian Cortina
  • Mechanical Goat

    "A goat with mechanical ambitions!" says Brian O'DonoghueSource: Brian O'Donoghue via Twitter
  • Sunrise in Dundalk

    Come on Summer!
  • Trinity Fox

    This little lad lives in Trinity College, according to Marian Sinnott who sent us in the shot.

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