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Geese get a handout, Turkeys don't

March 24th 2012 7:23 am
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Some burd news for all my cat friends:

Geese first - Father and mother goose found a perfect spot for their nest. A big planter in front of a Mexican Restaurant here in Des Moines. The mom has laid about three eggs (it's hard to get close enough to get an exact count). Father goose is busy protecting his future offspring. If people walk too close, he will hiss at them. If people go way too close, he will try to bite them. Father goose also sits on top of customer's parked cars just to make a point about who's territory this is. The restaurant staff is happy about their new neighbors. They report the happy couple doesn't like chips but they eat crumbs. Who knew that geese like Mexican.

Turkeys next - The Department of Natural Resources, in a certain Iowa town, is asking people NOT to feed the wild turkeys. They don't want the dozen or so turkeys to get used to handouts. Also, the males can get aggressive in the springtime protecting their hens. If you find wild turkeys on your property, chase them away and tell them: Go find your own food.

Copycat rights: freely retold after Des Moines Register articles from 3/23/12 (geese) and the other I don't know. Somepurr ripped the date off that page.

Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

March 24th 2012 at 8:09 am

We see and hear a lot of 'gooses' as my unfurbros used to call them, and They have nseting areas in our nearby wetlands and creek banks.
Meowmy sees a lot of wild turkeys eating bird seed in peoples yards, when she takes dog-guy for his back roads stroll. They are such ungainly and almost silly looking birds. They will run away long before they try to fly away, but around here, they still are very shy. Probably because they are at the very edge of their own wild territory.

Sorry Tabbies...MOL!
Purred by: River (Catster Member)

March 26th 2012 at 1:44 am

hehehe This is gonna upset the Tabbies isn't it? Too many birds! hehehe!
Purred by: (My Angel) Colette (Catster Member)

March 28th 2012 at 11:17 pm

Silence from the Tabbies so far? Hmmm... whooda thunk! This should have drawn them like flies to honey.
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

March 29th 2012 at 4:51 pm

Hmmm, I don't know. Tabbies? Meowllooooo, are you home?
They must be out Turkey-Huntn
Purred by: Laura W

March 30th 2012 at 8:38 am



a caturday post all wayz brings trubull !!!!!!


dood: what haz poe zezzed ewe ta prints a storee bout knot onlee de stooooooooooopid turkee but de stooooooooooooopid gooze as well

and de FOWL language in this post iz enuff ta make HAREZ stand up on end....

ewe noe, if we hadna eated foodz in 39 days, 17 hourz, 45 minutes and elventee elven seconds ewe still wood knot catch uz feedin a burd, a gooze, a turkee ore a stooooooooopid chckn if it ment a life time supply oh flounder...

N de customerz at de restaurant better watch de gooze iz knot leevin waste matter on their car...

yea...try gettin SPARROW droppings off de windshield..ya better get a snow scrapper out if that gooze lays waste

N tanx ta de force feeld bein ree paired, we dont haza to worre bout turkeez strollin on shore...knot ta men shun we now haz a full time pie rat ship hidin in de bushes reddy with cannon fire for unwanted N unwelcomes !!

Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

March 30th 2012 at 5:40 pm

Oh yes, you're right about the waste matter. I never thought of that. Birds are kinda dirty I think. Always leaving stuff behind that we can step in, yuck.

Wow, what a good idea to have a force field to keep the birds out. But I do kinda like to watch them. They are entertaining. So I wouldn't want them to completely stay away.

Have a good weekend everypurr


Timo Katze - DB #105


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