A Typical Assignment
The word 'hero' is bandied about a lot these days, particularly in a sporting context. A crucial tackle on the football field is more likely to be hailed as heroic than a heart bypass operation, possibly because the latter isn't typically performed in an arena of 50,000 screaming fans.
So I'm reluctant to use the term. However, every once in a while I come across an individual so bold and selfless that I'm forced to concede it's the only word that fits. One such unsung hero is Wikipedia's Scale Guy.
Untroubled by the largest carnivorous dinosaur and - with apologies to Sam Neill - star of Jurassic Park 3.
It's not simply a case of a dangerous job done well. It takes a special kind of person to confront such peril with cheery fortitude.
Unbowed before a platoon of goose-stepping tyrannosaurs.
Untrampled and ungored by triceratops both prorsus (?) and horridus.
Uneviscerated by a pack of raptors.
While mostly known for his work with dinosaurs, Scale Guy has occasionally branched out into other categories of peril.
So if you have something dangerous and no-one else is willing to stand next to it, maybe you can call - Scale Guy.
Images by wikimedia users Dropzink, Matt Martyniak, Pilcha, Ornitholestes and Kurzon.