Carrot mystery at Draycote Water

Ranger Thomas Crawford at Ollie's Yard
Ranger Thomas Crawford at Ollie's Yard

Rangers at Draycote Water have been puzzled by mystery piles of carrots left in random places at the popular visitor attraction.

The first set was left on March 31 and the second on May 12, before a flurry on July 16 and 25 and on Friday August 1.

Ranger Thomas Crawford said: “We’re really puzzled by this one.

“The carrots don’t get eaten by wild animals like rabbits – they simply remain in little piles, so we’re picking them up. At first we thought it was just a one off, but then more kept arriving. So we’ve been taking them to Ollie’s Yard, a sanctuary for horses and ponies, nearby. We’d like them to be used by a good cause, but we’re also keen to understand why they’re being left at Draycote Water.”

“We’d love people to tweet us @STWDraycote or find us on Facebook if they can help get to the bottom of this mystery.”