Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Random pests and/or peculiarities

Before we get started, anybody looking for some hookahs?
Fine, I googled it and they are water pipes, but that isn't as funny as saying hooker with an accent. 

When I saw a woman around the corner trying to help this turtle find safe passage across the street, I continued on home and brought back a broom. I then offered to hold her dog's leash while she played crossing guard. Something about the words "be careful, he's a snapper" made me realize she was clearly much more qualified for that episode of Wild Kingdom.
In case you have ever pondered how vicious a snapping turtle could possibly be, that thing spun around and grabbed onto the push broom's bristles.

That's right, turtles are bad-ass! But even if you don't have a shell, you can pretend.
"I cannot believe she put me in a post with the words pest and peculiar in the title."
And here we have Fozzie's latest neighborhood nemesis. (Fozzie thinks nemesis means potential best friend.)
My gosh cat, at least make yourself useful out there and stain that crappy looking deck! Maybe eat some of those weeds?

Oh, hello tree swallow! I see you are camped out on my mailbox so that you can peer into the paper box across the street where you and your mate are setting up shop. Those pieces of straw you've been using seem pretty easy for my neighbors to just fling out onto the ground, no offense.
You know, you're kind of pretty and appear to have some respect for personal space and appropriate techniques for approaching or staying away from humans. Um, you haven't seen your cousins, the barn swallows, around yet this year, have you?
"You talking about us? Sounds like you're talking about us."
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! They are back, and demand their own post


  1. The Hurricane sometimes goes to a hookah bar with a friend. She does not hookah on a regular basis, as far as I know.


  2. Loved your pics but I'm still stuck on the fact you didn't know what a hookah was. lol 'Tell them a hookah smoking caterpillar has given you the call, go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall....' Those snapping turtles are nasty and boy do they spin around fast. Now I know why the Japanese movie makers made Gamera a spinning turtle.

  3. Snappers can be a bee-otch! We occasionally get them here, but I saw a lot more up north.

  4. Those snapping turtles are nasty.
    My dad once had to get a snow shovel and push it down the yard.
    SCARY SH#$!

  5. Hahaha! Oh, Fozzie. At first, I thought that turtle might be headless. Yup, snapping turtles are mighty scary.

  6. I think I would have been a bit freaked out by that snapping turtle! Lol

  7. I think I would have been a bit freaked out by that snapping turtle! Lol

  8. The barnswallow had to knock down their old nest and build a new one, but now they are settling in, just like clockwork. It makes me happy to see them. You can send your barnswallows down here! Just poke a few holes in the box first...

  9. Who knew snapping turtles were among the bad asses of the reptile kingdom? Actually, me. Once you've had a bad experience, it sticks with you. lol!

    Yes, cat. Get to work.

    Great post, Andrea!!