# A short riddle

Roger007
Posers and Puzzles 04 Jan '08 16:31
1. 04 Jan '08 16:31
A perilous trap that belongs to me alone,
Much fear here lies for the bird of dogs.

What am I?
2. 07 Jan '08 12:07
Originally posted by Roger007
A perilous trap that belongs to me alone,
Much fear here lies for the bird of dogs.

What am I?
A mine canary.

Richard
3. 07 Jan '08 14:42
This is not the precise answer I am looking for.
4. 07 Jan '08 15:30
Originally posted by Roger007
This is not the precise answer I am looking for.
The mine canary from no. 22?
5. 07 Jan '08 16:54
Mine detector?
6. wolfgang59
07 Jan '08 18:46
Mine field?
7. 07 Jan '08 19:06
You are all very close. The answer is simply 'a mine'

My rationale being:

A perilous trap - a mine (landmine etc.)

that belongs to me alone - mine

Much fear here lies for the bird of dogs - an underground mine holds much fear for the canary, originally found on the canary islands - Islas Canarias, the Island of the Dogs.

Although technically speaking the canary would probably not be aware of it's potential fate and therefore not be afraid.
8. 08 Jan '08 01:00
Originally posted by Roger007
You are all very close. The answer is simply 'a mine'

My rationale being:

A perilous trap - a mine (landmine etc.)

that belongs to me alone - mine

Much fear here lies for the bird of dogs - an underground mine holds much fear for the canary, originally found on the canary islands - Islas Canarias, the Island of the Dogs.

Although technically ...[text shortened]... ng the canary would probably not be aware of it's potential fate and therefore not be afraid.
The trick for the last line being that "lies" and "isle" are anagrams.