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The Yooper Crows in my townhouse complex have figured out that some of my neighbors will set their trash bags outside on their porches briefly before hauling them to the dumpster. They then help themselves to the trash. Like Raccoons, but with wings!


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The Yooper Crows in my townhouse complex have figured out that some of my neighbors will set their trash bags outside on their porches briefly before hauling them to the dumpster. They then help themselves to the trash. Like Raccoons, but with wings!


True dat. Trash pickup here is Thursday. Two (maybe three) trucks driving their own route, but it's a big town in terms of area so while they say "Have your trash out by 7AM" it could be anywhere between then and 4PM or so. They consistently hit my place between 10 and 11.

I get that working folks can't wait around and need to put it out early, but what gets me is the folks that put it out the night - or even the afternoon - before. It's an absolute certainty that crows, dogs or coons WILL tear it up and spread it all over the place. That's bad enough but there are several mouth-breathers around here that don't even bother to pick it up.

Apologies for the thread drift, but it's one of my (many...) hot buttons.




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At first glance, I though the subject line was "I have a cow friend" and I was intrigued, though wary.

You can't trust them bovines worth a damn.


You got THAT right, Bubba!

My Dad raised beef critters when I was a kid. Part of my morning routine for several years was feeding and watering them, which required getting right in amongst them.

In all that time I only ran into one that was intentionally aggressive, but something that big and that stupid can hurt you without meaning to. I've been stepped on, head-butted, smacked with crap-encrusted tails, shit on and squeezed until I swore my ribs were gonna let go.

Then there's the endless fun of cleaning up after them in a "loafing shed" that was too small to get a tractor and loader into. That meant pitching it into a spreader one fork-full at at time.

I effin' HATE cowz...


I don't trust Cows either:

https://www.discovery.com/natu...e-people-than-sharks

22 people a year due to cows.

I know it's called a "Murder", but those birds ain't killed anyone yet. Wink


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My bird friends currently are wild turkeys, well, semi-wild. We have a bunch around, roost up front in pine trees. When all together about 30.

Besides my normal birdseed I’ve been buying cracked corn, also cheaper than sunflower seed. If they are near, they come when I step out, to eat.

A few big gobblers are mixed in. I hunt but have no reason to bother these. I did see a hunter 500 yards away last Spring neighboring land. It’s totally fine by me if a gobbler wanders over to him.

The biggest threat to them(chicks) is a hawk family that has nested the last few years, and the foxes.
 
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“If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows.”





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