Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Me And The Critters


I posted before that I started feeding the squirrels to keep them from biting my dang tomato's and it's worked really well. I have some that comes up and takes a pecan out of my hand and hangs around and kills time. What I didn't realize was the lessons they have taught me in nature. I'm always going 100 miles an hour and just didn't stop to pay that much attention to nature.




I didn't realize that while I'm feeding the squirrels that other critters are watching us. The blue jays noticed that I have some goodies that the squirrels like so they decided to come in for a closer look and see what the dang squirrels are eating and they started hanging around and eating pecans with the squirrels. I set up the game camera for the heck of it and put a pecan on my floor. The blue jay came right in to get it.




As you can tell I get pretty bored around here.

As time goes by I get to thinking enough is enough with these critters in the house they are getting to comfy in here.


So they are not allowed in the house anymore except 1 more time a little later on in this story.


So I'm feeding the squirrels and blue jays and a dang dove starts coming around and getting him some pecans along with the squirrels and blue jays. I had no idea a dove would likes pieces of pecans.



A little more time goes by and the next thing I know I have a whole flock of doves hanging around eating pecans with the rest of the bunch. The wife sees all the doves and thinks I wounder if they will come in. They damn sure will she put some game corn by the door on the floor and the damn doves came right in the house to eat that corn. That's when no more critters are allowed in the house went into effect. 
A few days ago I was feeding the critters and I'll be dang if a red bird didn't come flying up and sees whats going on with all the critters hanging around.




I toss him a piece of pecan and he flies over and gets it and  now he and his wife are coming by and getting real tame eating pecans. I had no idea all these critters liked pecans. Well what took the cake last night we where setting in the living room and look out the door and here is a coon eating a few crumbs of pecans and watching us. Just for the hell of it I opened the door and he trots off so I put a couple of pecans out on the patio and here he came eating the damn pecans. So the wife tosses him a piece of shrimp and he wouldn't eat it he liked the pecans better. I stood right there tossing him pecans and he kept eating them. He kept his distance and I kept mine.


Without the squirrels close by me the doves won't come around but the other critters still do. I've noticed that they all watch each other and know what their actions are and what they mean. Its pretty neat for a bored ole fart to watch.















8 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun to me. Don't over due it, old man (grin). I thought you were a young man compared to my 73 years.

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    1. You have about 8 years on me Dizzy. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. The red bird is a Cardinal. You have to be careful about feeding the neighborhood because they include mice, rats and more raccoons. Rodents and raccoons like to establish homes in your attic and can chew on wiring.

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    1. RJ, I only hand feed these critters. I can't afford to leave shelled pecans outside all the time. The crumbs the coon was eating was from a empty bag I dumped out the crumbs that was left in it.

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  3. I moved a big turtle yesterday that was trying to get through my wire fence, but he did make it across my road prior to that.
    And I usually watch the birds flitting around in the trees each morning.
    The life of an old Fart ain't so bad.(but I need to go make some shelves for the storage barn before it gets too hot)
    Thanks Jim.!

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    1. Have fun and thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I love the pictures in particular of that squirrel lounging on the carpet!

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