Geordie was always hyper aware of birds of prey. He could spot a hawk in a tree from a quarter mile away. Toby never seemed to pay much attention to them until my folks brought this owl decoy for the garden. When he saw it he let out such a blood curdling scream that you would have thought he was being murdered. If the little guy weren’t so afraid, it would have been funny.
I am curious if the owl will discourage Toby from trying to steal beans from the garden. So far the bunnies and the beetles don’t care. (Stupid bunnies.)
Bruce told Nox, “Chase rabbit good, bite rabbit good, shake rabbit good!” Nox spent a lot of time chasing rabbits in our backyard. She never caught one to bite it and shake it.
Poor Nox. She probably would have enjoyed shaking a bunny. Geordie tried to catch rabbits, but he never caught one. He did get a few chipmunks, though!
Nox would catch mice, bite mice, and shake them. Then she would bury them in towels, dirt, or sunflower seeds.
Yes, she has her own towels to play with and she would drag the towels in and out of her crate. Finding a dead mouse buried underneath the towels in the crate was not pleasant!
I guess I should be happy that Toby doesn’t bury “treasure” in the dirty laundry. 😆
Oh yes, you wouldn’t want any “treasures” buried in the laundry.
Einstein, our American Stanford, caught a vulture. It took him three days of going out to its tree before dawn, lying still until it took off for whatever it does during the day until eventually it descended at which pojnt he had it…and ate it. The small was horrific.
Oh my gosh, I’ e never heard of a dog hunting or catching a vulture before. What an awful mess that must have been!😯
The smell was indescribable
I’m glad I lack the imagination. 😧
That would freak me out too.
I know, right? Yet here mom is making fun of me. Thank you, ladies. – Toby
I USED TO HAVE A PAIR OF EUROPEAN EAGLE OWLS AND BARNOWLS TOO !!!!
Were they pets, or did they live on your property? I’ve never known anyone with owls!
I used to have a pair of european Seagal owls and barn OWLS
How did get get them?
Yikes! Beware the owl! 😮
We get owls in our trees in the summer. They are not scary or big…just hooty! 😉
We’ve had a screech owl move into the neighborhood, so it’s been extra hooty around here. 😆
We have a very large owl in our neighborhood. I can’t believe how silent it is when it flies. I told it I will leave it alone as long as it doesn’t hurt PIppin (Pip is 20 pounds). We also have a Cooper’s hawk who nests in the neighborhood – fortunately these are very small hawks, not much bigger than a mourning dove.
I didn’t realize there were hawks that small. Good thing little Pip has someone watching out for him! 😊