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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

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July 08, 2005

Wild critters on the farm

The Red-Tailed Hawks (aka Chicken Hawks), who nest in the woods behind our house, have been fledging their young and teaching them to hunt. So for the last week or so I have been treated to their continuous calls when I work in my study. The kids are mostly on their own now...watched by their parents with less active guidance to prey. It's amusing to hear them now. Mom:  Where are you?  Then a response from a youngin:  Here, here, here (as they swoop back, from as much as half a mile away, to the dead tree in the valley that they are using as their home base perch).

I wish two or three of them would get really puffed up and take on the rowdy raccoons who appear to have taken up residence in our tallest pine tree in the yard.  Their nightly escapades are making a mess of my porches as they tear through my houseplant pots looking for grubs. Imagine your worst drunken date and you will know what young raccoons are like. No-Kill-Traps make such good neighbors when raccoons are in town.

The raccoons like my study too...they are using the area under my window bench as their own personal toilet place. So in the morning I get the sounds of free ranging hawks and the smell of raccoon...well you get the picture. Ahhh life in the country.

Posted by prolurkr at July 8, 2005 09:35 AM

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