THEY say never work with animals.
But Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Willie Rennie clearly disregards this advice when out on the campaign trail.
A trawl through images of the North East Fife MSP shows some hilarious encounters he’s had with the members of the animal kingdom.
Here’s a look at some of the best…
Today Rennie was out on a farm in Kelty, Fife, and struggled to control a ram.
Thankfully he saw the funny side!
There were also some smaller sheep around that proved a little more calm.
In case it wasn't clear we're in full scale election campaign mode, here's Willie Rennie bottle feeding a lamb pic.twitter.com/gDRlwmEI8S
— Philip Sim (@BBCPhilipSim) April 21, 2017
On a visit to Gorgie City Farm last year, Rennie’s interview with BBC News was somewhat upstaged by a pair of pigs in the background…
Rennie took to Twitter after the broadcast, and also told the BBC: “We like to organise our visits, to send a message in pictorial terms, exactly what we’re asking for. And I think this does it very well today. I don’t quite know how, but it does.”
The British Board of Film Classification are now insisting they review all future visits before publication. https://t.co/AjwHtS6lw3
— Willie Rennie (@willie_rennie) April 8, 2016
In another BBC news report, he was punched in the face by a dog.
And even when he’s got them on a lead, dogs still try to cause him trouble.
Sad how many times I rewinded this clip of Willie Rennie walking these dogs on the news but it was brilliant ???? pic.twitter.com/aIX1u0VVXA
— Lynsay (@lynsayxo) April 15, 2016
These canines, however, seemed a bit more loving.
Rennie struggled to master a giant eagle on a visit to a falconry centre in the run up to the 2016 Scottish Election.
— Jamie Ross (@JamieRoss7) April 8, 2016
In this picture, his attention is fully on some freshly caught crabs in Pittenweem.
Deer oh deer
Sadly, none of the deer in this photo were happy to pose with the Lib Dem leader.
As a bonus, here is Rennie taking on a volcano at a children’s soft play area.