May 27, 2013

Backyard carnage.

Meade saw a hawk swoop by with a furry creature in its claws. We were afraid it was Blondie (our favorite squirrel). Meade leaned out the upstairs window for quite a while capturing the carnage. I edited it down to 28 seconds. Something happens at 20 that made me laugh. And, relax, it's not Blondie. It's one of our many chipmunks, none of which have names.



I asked Meade to name the chipmunk and he said "Mick McChipmunk." He named the hawk "Dick Cheney."

49 comments:

Rabel said...

Garage mahal comment at 20 sec?

Will Cate said...

Input, output. Birds live such an uncomplicated life.

Jack said...

How about a little more contemporary nicknaming. First who's to say the bird is a male? Sexist Meade. I say let's name the hawk Lois Lerner. Preying on unsuspecting conservative not-so-nameless conservative chipmunks.

Chip S. said...

Rabel said...
Garage mahal comment at 20 sec?

Same diet, too.

Ann Althouse said...

@Jack You seem to be assuming that we don't like that hawk. We love the hawk!

campy said...

one of our many chipmunks, none of which have names

... that you know of.

edutcher said...

Well, we here have no particular love for the squadron of hawks that's settled in.

On nice days, they're orbiting up there calling signals to each other.

Quasy Dog is scared to death of it, but I don't think she's in much danger. Sherlock, OTOH, all 3.5 pounds of raging canine fury, might be another issue.

As The Blonde says, "Just let them go after the pups. They only think they're endangered".

Ann Althouse said...

@Jack You seem to be assuming that we don't like that hawk. We love the hawk!

Only because you haven't got a dog (or squirrel) in the hunt.

Rabel said...

Very good hawkcam here.

Two angles.

Lee Merrick said...

You two sound like you have a lot of fun.

Michael K said...

Was anybody named Obama under the branch ?

Rabel said...

"Same diet, too."

He's vegan in public, Micky D's in private.

David said...

"They Were Expendable!!!"

(Memorial Day theme applied to chipmunks.)

Paco Wové said...

Rabel:

Great link. One's eating right now.

Cedarford said...

In light of all the concern about dying as old as possible as the body finally wears out from natural causes, aided against our will by Fascist Nannies like Bloomberg that want to force us off sodas, fries, gun ownership...

We are already as lucky as all fuck.

We are the only creatures that live without great fear of being eaten....or starving to death in the case of a small class of animals that are apex predators or defend well against apex predators other than man..

Most death is like Micky McChipmunk..life is good..then out of nowhere teeth or talons make you dead, tasty meat.

You are a shark or tiger or T Rex..well you are boss and nothing takes you out while you live..but that means you get old and slowly starve to death.
Then the carrion eaters still get the meat.

pm317 said...

pretty cool.. Driving on Beach Drive last week, we saw a fox standing right in the middle of the road, with a furry something in his mouth.

pm317 said...

Input, output. Birds live such an uncomplicated life.

And they don't mind if we take pictures of them.. gawking at them. Now, I would wear Google Glass on a hike. It is more purposeful.

Rabel said...

Hawklet is workin' out on his pigeon. Like me with a T-bone when nobody's looking.

pm317 said...

Rabel said...
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And the cycle begins all over again. Looks like there are three eyasses (see I know that, :)).

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CWJ said...

You better love the hawk because harming the hawk could get you a federal indictment. Yep, meadhouse loves the hawk and loves the squirrel. So have you chosen which one you love more?

Just like the democrats. We love ALL you aggrieved victims. Just don't make us choose should your interests be in conflict.

dc said...

The hawk has claws.Shouldn't it be given a female name?
That's not sexist is it?

CWJ said...

Hey c4,

Whose to say that the carrion eaters are not the true apex of the food chain. What does that make us?

Big Mike said...

Something happens at 20 that made me laugh.

So you like poop jokes?

Icepick said...

I was going to say that Dick Cheney made no sense as the hawk hadn't shot anyone in the face. Then I got an eyeful of what happens at :20 and realized that everyone watching was getting figuratively shot in the face, or at least the eyes.

KLDAVIS said...

I bet Althouse laughed because the hawk never learned not to shit where you eat.

edutcher said...

CWJ said...

You better love the hawk because harming the hawk could get you a federal indictment.

No, those pups are her fur children and they will swoop but once.

The Blonde is very Hell or high water that way.

Third Coast said...

Sharp-shinned hawk based on tail band, I think.

betamax3000 said...

Norwegian Death Metal Squirrel will Conquer All Predators.

John Gout said...

Was President Obama high on coke while Benghazi burned?

"DuJan also suggests the president sought out gay entertainment when he left the next day for Las Vegas, writing that Obama was, “jetting off to fabulous Las Vegas for a fun-and-games fundraiser event he had scheduled there (where, it also should be noted, not only Chippendales but also Thunder From Down Under male revues are regularly held…which certainly establishes the appeal of heading to Las Vegas instead of managing a national crisis back in Washington for this particular president)."

You would never read something like this on left wing media.

tim said...

I told my 145 iq, English degree having wife "you can't leave the chickens outside by themselves or a hawk will get one." Apparently my understanding of English and her understanding of English is different, butbecause she called me crying "I was only in the house 3 minutes to finish (our sons) breakfast, I came out to a hawk swooping in and flying off with Cindy Crawford (our prettiest chicken)."

A few days later we were discussing it and she asked about the chances of that happening. I told her 100% and explained how there was a 100% chance of a hawk getting a chicken once she made the decision that it was okay to leave them alone. English majors! Smh

edutcher said...

John Gout said...

Was President Obama high on coke while Benghazi burned?

I linked to the original piece when it came out and warned that readers should take the source into consideration.

Interesting it's been picked up by another blog.

If true, I'd say that might be grounds for impeachment (although some are floating the idea it might be better to have a POTUS completely discredited and still in office, but a symbol of all that's wrong with the Left than to have one impeached and thus no longer an issue).

Emil Blatz said...

I like poop jokes. What of it?

Chip Ahoy said...

Limbaugh, Red Eye, right wing type places that appreciate carnage, which is a word that refers to red meat, were abuzz with this video of Army type guy who takes his trash bin to the park to release a mouse he caught, Mr. Whiskers, and it is just so touching, especially the Mr. Bill ending, "Oh NOOOooooo."

rcocean said...

Hath
not a Chipmunk eyes? hath not a Chipmunk hands, organs,
dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with
the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject
to the same diseases, healed by the same means,
warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as
"Blondie" the squirrel is?

MadisonMan said...

If that hawk could fly over here and take out the squirrel that dug up my potted tomatoes, I'd appreciate that.

betamax3000 said...

Norwegian Death Metal Hawk. Barry Manilow Squirrel.

Nature Happens.

dcm said...

"john Gaut"
That maybe because what you say is crazy as fuck. You nut.

Palladian said...

You would never read something like this on left wing media.

You'd never read something like that in any media that wasn't hawk-shit crazy. Chippendales? LOL.

Palladian said...

But welcome, John Gout! We needed a new moby around here.

I think you and edutcher make a cute couple.

edutcher said...

Hey, the guy who wrote it was GAAAAAYYYYY! Doesn't that make you proud?

And it makes as much sense as anything we've heard yet.

More to the point, what if it turned out to be true?

It would explain a lot about the last 4 years.

And you and dcm are the pair.

Chip Ahoy said...

I could photoshop the video at 20 seconds, just a few frames, to make what happens come directly at the viewer full force larger and larger until it fills the frame with white, in a flash, and if you like, a windshield wiper to clear the view. You can do that now in Photoshop, just import the video.

Chip Ahoy said...

You see it's a joke, a bizarre challenge of sorts, by asking which is worse, huh? Not knowing anything at all, or oblivion for purposeful funtymes aforethought?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

We have a dead deer in the ditch in front of our property. We didn't notice it for a couple of days. It is now too bloated and too fragile to tie a rope to its legs and haul it away. It would burst like a rotten pinata. So... now the buzzards, crows and other carrion birds and probably the coyotes are enjoying the feast. The problem is that the buzzards have decided that the tree next to our bedroom is a fabulous place to roost and get a good uplift of wind from the bluff below us.

I guess they can stay until they dispose of the deer, but after that.....I'm popping them with a bb gun if it will reach or some bird shot to discourage them. I don't want any more carcasses on the property. There is nothing grosser than the area below where a bunch of buzzards roost.

Earnest Prole said...

It’s the Great Circle of Life, which, oddly enough, looks exactly like Death.

LarsPorsena said...

Blogger Chip Ahoy said...

Limbaugh, Red Eye, right wing type places that appreciate carnage, which is a word that refers to red meat, were abuzz with this video of Army type guy who takes his trash bin to the park to release a mouse he caught, Mr. Whiskers, and it is just so touching, especially the Mr. Bill ending, "Oh NOOOooooo."

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ErnieG said...

I saw a film on TV showing a fox chasing a rabbit through the snow. The chase was long and frantic, and finally the rabbit got away when the fox gave up. The commentator said, "The fox was running for his supper, but the rabbit was running for his life." My thought was that the fox was running for his life as well. If he doesn't catch enough rabbits, what's he going to do, take the afternoon off and shoot a game of pool?

Methadras said...

Envirokook Peta types are fainting.

Nomennovum said...

Something happens at 20 that made me laugh.

I'm too pooped to play this video and wait to see some crappy animal humor. I guess I really don't give a shit.

Alex said...

I think I should adopt the hawk diet. All meat, all the time. Gonna start tonight with a double-cheeseburger.