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Roadrunner loses again

I’m sitting here watching a little bit of nature play itself out.
A covey of Quail is moving around to the front where I put out birdseed every morning. They get as big as chickens, and I go through about 80lbs. of seed a week. Well here comes Mr. Roadrunner – he’s hiding in some tall grass out by the satellite dishes.
These damn things are mean – they’re also thick around here. Everybody knows they kill rattlesnakes, but they kill everything else also – mostly the babies though. I’m rootin for the Quail. I think they all made it this time.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-15-2004, 11:39 AM
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There's more Quail than ants around here. Roadrunners too, but not nearly as numerous. I saved a Roadrunner from an attacking Turkey Vulture a couple of weeks ago -- scared the hell outta both of 'em. There's plenty of rattlesnakes and scorpions around here and Roadrunners eat 'em all. They're AOK in my book!


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There's plenty of rattlesnakes and scorpions around here and Roadrunners eat 'em all. They're AOK in my book!

Sure - just all a part of balance I guess - I thought that fountian going off all the time scared everything but the snowbirds away.[:D]
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550 feet high, but it doesn't scare the scorpions away...


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no wonder the coyote never could catch the roadrunner[:D][:)]

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We have coyotes around here like some places have field mice. I opened my front door a couple mornings ago, and was greeted by five of the little critters. Of course, they ran like hell when they saw my dog. I can tell you they have no apparent interest in feeding on Quail, who show no fear of coyotes at all. I haven't actually seen a coyote/roadrunner encounter.

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