Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dept. of Fish & Game

Hey buddy, you got a fishin' license? We call this guy Dirty Harry the Heron, he thinks our fish pond is just for him. I used to have 352 fish, I think we're down to about 50 thanks to this greedy goose. There is a net on the pond now but that doesn't always stop him. I stood on the front porch and took his picture...didn't phase the silly bird. Then he decided to take a cruise around the lawn, perhaps to aid in the digestion of his lunch.

Stopped to scratch an itch, completely ignoring me.

I finally scared him away and what does the doofus do? He stands in the road! I don't like him eating my fish but I don't want to be responsible for him getting hit by a car.

Ok....there ya go, saunter down into the ditch, catch yourself a nice tasty trout. I think you really like trout a lot better than Koi or goldfish. Remember that.


Dianne said...

Great photos. And the view from your kitchen window is like a postcard, really beautiful.

I stopped by from bobbie's blog. ;)

tami said...

When I was on my way to your house last week, he was on the road. I had to STOP. Then he took off and I just about drove into the huge bird doodoo he let fly as he took off. I'm not sure I'll stop next time...dirty bird!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Shelly! I love the photos and your entry. "Dirty Harry the Heron", is a good one.
I don't mind that you tagged me. I'm really not sure how to do it either as I am also new to blogging, but I figured it would be fun. Lisa

Anonymous said...

How do the eagles get along with the heron?

Any snow geese left in your jurisdiction?

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Shelly. Me again. I just wanted to let you know that I have posted my meme. At first I wasn't going to do it, but as it turned out, I really enjoyed it. I hope you do the same. It wasn't as hard as I thought adding the links. Well gotta go. Have fun. Lisa

Lori said...

Dirty Harry the Heron... I love the name. Awesome pictures.

I live in the suburbs so it is refreshing to see your pics. part of my childhood was going to my relatives house in rural Pa. So i have an appreciation for nature. I am a country girl trapped in a city girl mind set.

I love to read your blog and I am glad for your encouragement. Thank you.

Jerrie said...

How goofy! My mom use to have one that visited her back yard as well (and she lives in the MIDDLE of Bham)...Cocky birds eh?