But it could definitely awaken a sleeper, that's for sure. Just after half past eight this morning, there had been many 'noises off' which alerted me to the fact that Work was In Progress around The Lampost I mentioned earlier. However, when a whining shriek set my teeth on edge, I had to open the front door to see what made it... It was one of these babies. It might look like a docile snail on a lead, but believe me, when in action, a banshee would be more melodious.
And below is the shot my camera captured a few moments later, after the original noisy snail had been discarded as 'faulty', and an obliging workman had let me snap it's replacement for your delight.
You can see the hole was a fair size, but in his wisdom, the workman was cutting out at least another square foot (or two) of tarmac to make it bigger... Apparently, this was to remove imperfections in the surrounding surface, to ensure the final joint with the infill patch would be as strong as possible.
Yes, I'd asked him lots of questions, poor man!
You must forgive the seemingly huge bell and clapper in the foreground corner - it was too wet underfoot for me to step out on the path to get a better view, but I did trot upstairs to see if my bathroom window would give a clearer one, but sadly, it didn't... But quite why one workman is crouching in that distant spot, is anybody's guess.