Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Picky eaters

 JohnnyCashCat and the chickens have developed an interest in bone collecting,
and not in a good way.



 An alligator with a cotton ball stuffed in its mouth or a cottontail still attached to a spine?
You make the call.



 The front yard is littered with carcasses in various stages of decay. I've intentionally not zoomed in
on the body parts, figuring you'd be sufficiently grossed out from a distance.



The chickens don't have the decency to finish eating what they start.
Who do they think is going to clean up the leftovers?
I might catch and release snakes, but no way I'm touching half-eaten rats and rabbits.
My bone collecting starts only when the blood and fur are gone.



 Avoidance is key. I've learned to not look down when 
walking around the yard, or at least not wear my glasses.


No more dessert until you finish what's on your plates.



16 comments:

  1. You can't have your pudding if you don't eat your meat! - sorry couldn't resist the lyric. Nature red in tooth and claw. JCC and the girls just keep on with their natural ways :)

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  2. I was lucky, my girls always ate bite sized morsels: snakes, bugs and baby mice. A tip of the beak and it was gone. What I find so interesting is that there are no cleaners to come for the bones. I guess because you are fenced there... I once found a cottontail but no body. Hmm...I guess no one wants to eat them.

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  3. Your front yard looks a little like my front yard, except that most of the carcasses here are just mice and voles. Yesterday morning Husband came in the door from the barn and said, "Ew." He had stepped on a recent addition to the collection and it POPPED under his foot. I swept it into the shrubs when I got home from work last night. Molly was right behind me so she'd know where it would be if she wanted it later.

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    1. Ok. I was going to say "Ew." to this post but your comment with the "POPPED under his foot" gets an even bigger "EEEWWWW!" I've been there for that popping when my Dad would see a mouse in the barn and stomp on it. Will never get that out of my head.

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  4. Someone has become a mighty hunter. Is he sharing with the chickens? Or are they taking the bunny bits away from him?

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  5. Johnny kills bunnies? That's too bad. I like bunnies.

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  6. oh, Oh, so glad i didn't toast the english muffin yet. LOL
    It's nice to see JCC is so good to the Ladies, leaving leftovers and all.

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  7. Anne Boleyn10/1/14, 6:36 AM

    I AM sufficiently grossed out, with a bit of fascination thrown in for good measure. Please tell me that Johnny Cashcat catches the rabbits (I prefer "rabbit" over "bunny" in these grisly discussions as "bunny" seems sadder) and rats? If the chickens can catch these things I want you to get night vision lenses and stay out there till you get us some video proof!

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    1. "If the chickens can catch these things I want you to get night vision lenses and stay out there till you get us some video proof!"

      Ummmm - YES!!!

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  8. Ha! Yet another obvious post to prove that chickens are NOT solely herbivores. I get a chuckle every time I see $5 price tag attached to "vegetarian fed" chicken eggs at the grocery store.

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  9. I would have thought the bunnies could outrun both chickens AND cat! Wow.

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  10. I know you are just following suit with all the other October 1, gory for Halloween posts......no? Gosh, the chickens never fail to entertain. I keep saying I would love to have chickens but Sweet Man says I'm not "cowgirl enough" to do so. He's probably right. I'd want to put chicken diapers on um and keep um inside. Besides they probably would eat my baby turtles and battle with the grown ones for the "tasty" bits.

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  11. Oh my gosh, does this ever remind me of living on my former 3 acre farm with three cattle dogs. They left alot of weird stuff half eaten around the place. The saddest was a little domestic black bunny...it was the neighbors pet!

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  12. omg, you guys are all killing me with your comments!!! Especially Kristen's! I am curious, did you find a tiny earring? :-/

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  13. An American in Tokyo10/1/14, 7:26 PM

    Ewww! Thank you very much for not zooming!

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