jean, despite all the $ we have lost in birds and feed at the hands of raccoons I still think that they are cute. this one has that give me a snack please look on his face.
Don, long ago I decided to not think of it as bird food but to think of it as wildlife food. I don't mind since they all have to make a living too just like the birds. And I enjoy seeing them all, not just the birds.
well since the birds where 90$ a pop and the food not much cheaper it was a little frustrating, one summer they ate almost all of our show birds peacocks and all. but there was little we could do living where we do, and they are some times too smart to fool.
oh and i have seen them open all manner of latches and even doorknobs.
Don, so you had peacocks? Do you have photos?
The only thing I have are the wildlife in the woods. No garden even. I can really understand people's frustrations with the pesky wildlife when they are trying to have birds of any sort. My mother used to like to always have chickens but she always had a dog so I never got to see the wildlife! For me, life here with the raccoons is great.
PS - yes, they can even find your back door key hid outside and leave it square in the driveway for anybody to find. tee hee
LOL! yes that sounds like raccoons to me! we have 5 peacocks now two normal ones and three white ones, i have a few pictures around but i will take some nice ones for you to see! we also have quails, four kinds of pheasants, two kinds of doves some finches and budgies. we also have several free range chickens, and 5 cats. it is a very busy place at feeding time!
Don, that sounds like a great farm you have! I will look forward to seeing your peacocks! All the others would be great to see too. I have three cats that stay indoors so they don't get into any kind of trouble with the neighborhood dogs and the wildlife. We have coyotes now and so we have to be extra careful. I will look forward to seeing all your birds and cats! And no dog?
our dog died a few years ago and we haven't replaced her yet, perhaps someday. as far as coyotes go there isn't much to worry about they would have to be desperately hungry to bother people, we have had dozens of them around here for years and no problems.
Don, that is such a sad loss and I have that in common with you. But because of no dog, I can have over these neighbors of mine. Punkin used to keep everything chased away. He even fussed at birds and squirrels.
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