I read this today and couldn't resist posting it.
posted on 03/19/2002 7:03:24 PM PST
posted on 03/19/2002 7:14:44 PM PST
A little hummingbird built a nest on a tree limb in my backyard, just above a bench I have set up to do some of my gardening chores. It's cute and harmless. Stay the hell away from it with your tennis racket.
my Grandmother lives in the Colorado Rockies (west of the divide), and has hummingbird feeders on her porch. A bear came around at night, knocked them down (I don't think the tennis racket method would work on bears, 'cept maybe to pi$$ the off), so she called the game warden to complain about the intrusion. The warden said, "You shouldn't put things up that attract bears", to which my gramma replied,"I didn't put them up to attract bear, I put them up to attract hummingbirds!"
BTW, she later shot said bear (she is in her '90's) with a .44 cal Sharps rifle that grandda had hung over the fire place years earlier, when said bear tore off the screen door and was leaning in on the inner door to tear it for its hinges. Let daylight right thru his furry carcass!
posted on 03/19/2002 8:13:49 PM PST
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