Los Angeles Wildlife



It's been a veritable wildlife extravaganza here at Cosmifer Manor lately. (Still working on a name for our house. One idea was something like Hartfordshireburyland Heath Upon Avon Estates, but we haven't really gotten it quite right.) Besides the pocket gophers, who are systematically destroying all plant life in our backyard; hummingbirds; scrub jays; hawks; and squirrels, we've seen possums, a raccoon, and a big, perfectly silent, owl.

The squirrels are driving the cats crazy, scampering about like they own the place while Booty and Buckethead stare helplessly from behind the glass and make bleating sounds. We're working on hand-feeding one of the squirrels, but he thinks it might be a trap, and is reserving judgment until we prove ourselves worthy. He prefers to grab a corn kernel or pumpkin seed and scurry away somewhere with a clear escape route to eat it.

2 comments:

The Wine Commonsewer said...

Hand feeding the squirrels? Ever heard of Bubonic Plague? Those cute little ground squirrels that will cheerfully and systematically undermine the foundation of your house also carry the plague, rabies, and a host of other nasty things. Horrible, awful, nasty, ghastly, filthy, vile, creatures, yeck.

masao626 said...

i love your first stab at naming your abode! we went sweet and simple: Jamnation...

i think that about sums up 2 guys and a girl living in a fixer upper, who have no gumption whatso ever to get up and fix a damned thing.

(the wine commonsewer: i love anything that carries plague. at least for awhile. ask my ex.)