Pensioner's huge cock in front garden is tourist attraction

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

Wednesday, 10th August 2016, 3:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:52 pm
Jim Hughes with his tree cock

Jim Hughes (73), from East Wemyss, 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.

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

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Jim Hughes with his tree cock

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

Jim 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.”

Jim Hughes with his tree cock