I smoke outside on the patio; I don't smoke indoors. This is fine, I don't mind and it gives me a chance to get outside for some fresh air. Smoking outside has its benefits - I get to hear things that non-smokers don't. Such as the dinosaur. Yes, the dinosaur. I say dinosaur because I can't describe the noise this creature makes in any other way, I can't even mimic its call. It sounds reptilian, I only hear it at night... it makes a single call up the musical scale - kind of like a smooth rattle, and then is silent... sometimes it sounds very close, which is a little unnerving... and I imagine that if I look upwards I will see double lidded raptor staring down at me from the guttering. Like something from the film Jurassic Park.
This all sounds a bit potty. I mentioned it to somebody, and he looked at me as though I was a bit potty, especially when I did the mimicking thing and made a sound like a choked up pheasant/peasant [whatever]. And then one night he heard it too and we looked at each other and mutually mouthed the word 'dinosaur'. But it can't be a dinosaur, so what is it?