It's good luck... in Haiti  

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2116 posts
5/14/2006 7:17 am

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It's good luck... in Haiti

I enjoy having my morning coffee out back on my patio; there are lots of woods all around including about half my back yard, so there are lots of woodland beasties about. A couple times a year, I'll see something weird, or noteworthy, and the latest event occurred a couple mornings ago.

Most of the trees are conifers... pine trees, evergreens; the branches are dense and intertwine at the top. I hear some rustling up there, twigs snapping, and it sounds like a couple squirrels, only it's louder and more violent. I'm looking and can't quite see what it is at first, it just looks like a shadow. What could it be... raccoon? Howler monkey? Sleestak?

Then I hear the distinct sound of flapping and see that the shadow is actually... a crow.

And the crow is chasing a squirrel. Yes, I'm serious. This big-ass crow is chasing a frightened squirrel who's running through the trees for his life. The crow is sorta flying and jumping limb to limb at the same time, and he is pissed!

Mr. Squirrel runs down the tree closest to me with Heckle close behind, but Rocky is darting all over the place - he ain't making it easy for the magpie.

Rocky jumps up on a tree that has fallen over about four feet up its trunk, and Heckle's got missile-lock on; he makes a hard turn to port and SLAMS into Rocky, who goes flying head over bushy tail.

Enemy down, a satisfied Heckle flies away to a distant maple tree to gloat. Can't be sure, but I think I heard him singing something about peanut stands, rubber bands, and I know I heard him say, "But I'd be done see'n about everything, when I see a squirrel fly."

Now, this all transpired in about three seconds, so it takes a few more seconds for me to realize what I've just seen. A crow chased down and beat up a squirrel. WTF?!? What did this poor squirrel do to the magpie? Was he hired by Boris and Natasha to "Geev beeg trouble for Moose & Squirrel!", and if so, where was Moose?

A debriefing on the conflict leads me to conclude that it doesn't really matter. Crows and squirrels are both clever, thieving critters, and I'm sure Rocky got what was coming to him.

cuteNEway 41F

5/14/2006 7:40 am

OK voo...what did you smoke and why aren't you sharing????

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/14/2006 9:12 am:
Marlboro lights, and I will share, just ask MissAnnThrope.

And this really happened. There are lots more wild animals in New York than what you see in CP and Staten Island.

singleagain53578 46F

5/14/2006 8:00 am

LOL great story. Thanks for sharing. But I am wondering? What happened to the poor Rocky? Did he ver get up and brush off his dusty cheeks?


rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/14/2006 9:14 am:
Yeah, yeah... Rocky was a bit stunned for a sec, but then he scampered off.

You live in WisconSIN, yeah? You guys can hunt cats now right?

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
5/14/2006 8:59 am

I can actually believe this. The squirrel probably tried to invade the nest.

I used to have an Egyptian Mau, who was quite preditory and didn't use common sense. He decided he was going to get to the chicks in a Blue Jay's nest. You don't do that to Blue Jays. They're pack birds. The mother sent out the call and the next thing I knew, I was rescuing him from a scene straight out of "The Birds", as they tried to peck him to death. But he was doing his best to fight them off and get back to the nest. He also couldn't understand why I would't let him back out for the next few hours.

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/14/2006 9:16 am:
Yeah, see? But WTF is an Egyptian Mau?

He was your familiar, right?

rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
5/14/2006 10:21 am

Maybe Rocky insulted Jeckle.

You SMOKE? Ugh.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/17/2006 5:13 pm:
Kind of. Sometimes.

ldyforfun69 48F
3 posts
5/14/2006 3:51 pm

Just an observation... you said you were a "math type" person? I am impressed as it is quite obvious that the right and left sides of your brain get along quite well. You have a fascinating writing style that I really enjoy...and I've always appreciated duality.

Thanks for the chuckle...

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/17/2006 5:15 pm:
Thank you. You're making me blush now.

rm_rsp54 58F
531 posts
5/15/2006 2:28 am

And....was Fearless Leader lurking in the shadows???

Nature is so cool and so unpredictable. This post inspires me to write about my indoor run in with a flying squirrel.

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/17/2006 5:20 pm:
I don't think so... Fearless Leader is now an executive with Gasprom, and Boris & Natasha freelance.

singleagain53578 46F

5/15/2006 4:45 am

The cat law never passed, thank god! Crazy shit, huh?


rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/17/2006 5:21 pm:
I love my little cat Marvin, but I still thought that law was hilarious.

rm_AnOddGirl 57F
3469 posts
5/16/2006 9:47 pm

Boris, darling, stay away from Squirrel!

Naoddsha Nogoodski

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/17/2006 5:23 pm:
Bo-diss, dah-link....

rm_bucfannn 61M/60F
2110 posts
5/17/2006 9:47 pm

I always enjoy nature's drama. Here, the crow's don't stand a chance against mockingbirds. I watched what was obviously a mated pair, torment the living crap out of a crow, that had ventured too close to their nest.

Ounce for ounce, I think mockingbirds are the most fearless of all the winged creatures. I have seen them divebomb everything from cats and dogs, to hawks, squirrels, and humans. Especially during nesting season...

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