Saturday, March 22, 2008


Our garden is being taken over by Nature and, while I grudgingly admit that nature is the whole point of the garden, these feathered invaders are terrorising the cat, so they have to go. This is one of a pair of scrub turkeys that have recently tried to annexe our garden. We always know when they have come over the fence because Boo the Cat comes hurtling inside, absolutely terrified.

They don't generally eat cat, but they are easily bigger than she is and have big pointy beaks. So out we go to chase them away over the fence.

Aside from chasing the cat, they also tend to scratch up huge piles of dead vegetation in which to lay their eggs. They then add or remove leaves to keep the centre of the pile at the correct temperature for the eggs. While this is admirable, I don't particularly fancy having a 2 metre pile of rotting vegetation in our garden.

These little feathered beauties don't scare the cat but they are really loud right outside our bedroom window. They also take particular pride in their contribution to the dawn chorus.

So, Nature, as a compromise, perhaps the lorikeets can stay but the scrub turkeys must find somewhere else.


Anonymous TheFatBaldMarriedGuy said...

The solution is simple my friend. Lorkeets are good lookin', turkeys are good eatin'.

7:13 am  

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