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Mystery stone

Interesting stone. What would have caused this? Photo taken 6 May 2012.
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Picture added on 20 May 2012 at 22:31
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Comments:
This elegant figure surely has to be man-made. At first sight it's hard to be absolutely certain whether it's raised or incised into the stone. (Thanks for telling us it's stone Cathleen, though I suppose it couldn't be anything else.) Looking at the traces of shadow on the stone's surface I'd say the sun is to the right and therefore the figure is raised. Which in turn means so much more work for the sculptor I can hardly believe it. As to what it is, where and why, I'm stumped. But a nice thing in itself.
Added by Ian Hourston on 20 May 2012
Yes Ian this is one of the things that intrigued me about this photo. Even though I know which it is I still sometimes see it as raised, sometimes incised. How do other folk see it? Anyone know where it is?
Added by Cathleen Spence on 21 May 2012
Time to end the suspense Cathleen?
Added by Ian Hourston on 05 June 2012
Another photo of this stone uploaded today - should help with the location.
Added by Cathleen Spence on 26 August 2012
Cathleen is it raised or incised? I see it raised in this photo but my husband sees it incised.
Added by Barbara(Jolly) Watt on 25 September 2012
It is incised Barbara. Although I know this I still see it as raised sometimes!
Added by Cathleen Spence on 26 September 2012
Looks like a kangaroo!
Maybe stoneage inhabitants of Orkney?
Anonymous comment added on 24 October 2012
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