Monday, May 25, 2009

Animal Day at the Lair

And it's not just black German Shepherds this time.

First of all, I had three yearling bucks come down to eat the corn in the back yard. But before I could photograph them, this adult doe charged in and chased them away, claiming the corn for herself.

So I watched her for a while, and then I went to go sit on the front deck and eat some peanuts.

But alas! The peanuts were almost gone. And this was a new bag, just purchased the other day. Where'd they all go?

Then I thought about it. Nicki had left the bag outside on the deck--open of course. Who, other than us, would have eaten them? Suddenly I had my answer as a Blue Jay swooped down and snagged another peanut out of the bag and flew off. Whoa! Those Jays had just cleaned me out of two pounds of peanuts in a couple of days.

Here's one of the culprits snatching another one out of the bag. They're bold enough that they don't even care that I'm standing right there.

Guess I've got to train someone to not leave open bags of peanuts out on the deck.


  1. Hmmmm.... we both ate. We both sat out on the porch together. But somehow it's MY fault that the peanuts got left outside? I'm seeing this relationship taking an ominous turn...

    Ominous, as in, I'm going to have to slap you around again. :-p

  2. Anonymous4:50 PM

    Blue Jays are brazen souls.