<------------ THIS BIRD
ATE MY FISH!!!
He wandered into the yard this morning around 7:00 a.m. Look how casually he strolled in, fully intent on helping himself to breakfast from my pond. For the next half hour I was engaged in a battle between trying to get dressed and running outside to chase him away. I had a noisemaker to scare him off: an empty coke can filled with a few coins and taped shut and I would throw it in his direction. He would fly to the roof next door and wait for me to go back in the house. Then he'd come again.
I sent Buddy after him 3 times and that didn't work either.
Now look how arrogant he is. It's about 7:30a.m. and he knows his beak is bigger then my Good For Nothing Cats, who were NOT around to defend the pond from the Enemy.
I went out to the shed to find some wood to cover part of the pond to give the fish more shelter. They have a crate to swim inside of, but this morning, they just swam to and fro, without a care in the world.
I need to get a color-coded terror alert system for them.
The wood had spiders all over it and some disgusting bugs and I couldn't bring myself to pick it up. I wish I had. I improvised and covered part of the pond with a big surf board, hoping the fish would swim under it and hide.
Around 7:30 a.m I noticed some commotion going on near the pond, and just like that, he stole my fish. Buddy and I chased him out of the yard but it was too late. He flew across the street and took his sweet time, just STANDING on the roof so I could watch him eat the fish. He even posed long enough for me to go back in and get my camera, that's how conniving he is. Look at him posing with his trophy fish.
If you double click, you can see how big the fish was. (I dont have a good zoom on my camera).
I bought these goldfish 12 for a dollar when they were barely 2" long. Look how big they grew in that pict! I am sooo mad. If I ever get my hands on his scrawny little neck... ..