PDA

View Full Version : RIP the Leopard Man of Skye



isla
06-19-2016, 01:28 PM
A unique character, and definitely one of the great British eccentrics. RIP.

A man who was known as the Leopard Man of Skye because of his full-body leopard-spot tattoos has died in a nursing home in Inverness.
London-born former special forces soldier Tom Leppard lived in a remote bothy on Skye for 20 years until 2008.
His self-made shelter, on a stretch of shoreline near Kyleakin in the south-east of the island, had no electricity or furniture.
Mr Leppard would canoe three miles (4.8km) for his weekly shopping.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-36537234

Gerarddm
06-19-2016, 01:48 PM
I used to think of English eccentrics as people like Dame Edith Sitwell, but this guy blows right past that into a new dimension.

isla
06-19-2016, 01:54 PM
I used to think of English eccentrics as people like Dame Edith Sitwell, but this guy blows right past that into a new dimension.

From Dame Edith's book 'English Eccentrics'..

..such individuals as the 'amphibious' Lord Rokeby ; the 'not entirely pleasing' Celestina Collins, who shared her bed with thirty fowls; Squire Mytton, who frightened his hiccups away by setting his nightshirt on fire...

Chip-skiff
06-19-2016, 02:40 PM
A man who was known as the Leopard Man of Skye because of his full-body leopard-spot tattoos has died in a nursing home in Inverness.
London-born former special forces soldier Tom Leppard lived in a remote bothy on Skye for 20 years until 2008.

Was he Def?

isla
06-19-2016, 05:25 PM
Was he Def?

Groan :D

The Bigfella
06-19-2016, 06:09 PM
RIP Mr Leopard Man

A friend of mine in Chiang Mai has leopard spot tattoos. Not "all over"... but I'm willing to bet her's look better than his did. :d

I should point out, she's a lady friend, as opposed to a girl friend, or even a girlfriend (sorry... in joke for those who get the emails from one of my warped stalkers).

Nowhere near the best photo of her... but her good ones are all on FB, which doesn't translate well here, I think

http://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/RGB1-1024x682.jpg

One from FB

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/976719_10152935617135613_305337907_o.jpg

Jim Bow
06-19-2016, 09:37 PM
Tattoos never look good.

The Bigfella
06-19-2016, 10:24 PM
Tattoos never look good.

Normally, I would agree. I make an exception for most of hers

Gerarddm
06-20-2016, 12:18 AM
Wow, that is odd. The girl ( sorry, any woman under 30 is a girl to me ) second from the right in the green t-shirt under her jacket looks amazingly like someone I briefly dated in college. Do the Funky Time Warp.

WX
06-20-2016, 12:31 AM
RIP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTuPzXiAEOg