Saturday, May 09, 2009

Bad Email from my Parents: "Poor Bluebirds"

DAMN that circle of life!                                                                                                                                                                


"Dear Ones, 
We do like snakes - but really! By the time Grand Roger, aka Dad, pulled this black snake out of the bluebird house, we had a snake about 5 - 6 feet long. He had a bulge from one recently eaten baby bluebird, with another one in his mouth. Snake was removed and taken - alive, mind you -  at a great distance from the house area.  I know they have to eat, too, but I would like it more if it wasn't in our backyard!  (By the way, Mama Duck  is doing fine, hatch date is May 26.) 
Love, G-ma Mary/Plain Mom"
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(an Annie aside:  Had I have had to pull that snake out of that bird box I could not have done that - I'm a country girl to a point, and I must emphasize "to a point"! - but I am not my daddy's girl when it comes to snake removal. Simply couldn't do that. At. All!)

~~~
xoabb
expect unpleasant snake happenings at times!! 

22 comments:

  1. I think I would have just killed the snake.

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  2. I have to remind my girls that if there weren't checks and balances in nature - we'd be in BIG trouble. But Bluebirds.....that STINKS!

    Did any of them surrive?

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  3. I am just so sad...why did it have to be a baby bluebird? Why, oh why?

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  4. That is terrible...darn! How frustraing and sad. I'm with you on snake removal...I'm sure I would have screamed for Mike.

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  5. I would have freak out attack OMG...I HATE snakes..do not like them.

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  6. lol mike would have been screaming for me to get it out... he does not mind looking at them from a distance but does not want to touch them at all... we have a neighbor who in times of BIG snake issues we run get and she comes and deals with them ... we only will kill poisionous snakes... her ex hubby carried in his hand the biggest rattle snake i have ever seen down the road to their house then had her get the gun to kill it they kept it for its skin it had 14 rattles!!!!!! we followed quite a distance back .... and such is the circle of life... poor birds.

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  7. There is no way I could have pulled that snake out of that birdhouse either!

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  8. Too bad the snake couldn't have gone for house sparrows instead. But it did make quite a photograph.

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  9. Annie, I could have lived my entire life without seeing that photo.

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  10. Yeah, that's a sad photo. Sorry Annie.

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  11. You would have heard me screaming from my house!!! No snakes around me that I can see and I would like to keep it that way. Brave Dad but poor baby birds!

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  12. Thanks in advance for the nightmare image, bound to disturb my sleep for weeks to come.

    I HAVE pulled a snake out of my cat's throat (only the rear half was visible) knowing if I waited a fraction of a second longer the fear would kick in and I wouldn't have the nerve. Had nightmares about that, too.

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  13. Nope... No way. Not even to save a blue bird.

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  14. Bad snake! Black snakes are good to eat rodents around the house, but not the birds! I didn't know they'd eat the birds - Shame on him!

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  15. nope I couldn't either...poor bluebirds indeed

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  16. OMG, I hate snakes, that totally freaks me out.

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  17. Ok I am creeped out! Holy poop. I dont do snakes either.

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  18. I have one of these bird feeders and this made my skin crawl...oh my God. If I had had a shotgun I would have blown the whole dang tree away.

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  19. I wonder if there is some way of snake-proofing the pole to the birdhouse? That was a big black snake!

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a thought. It's appreciated! xoabb