|Cancelled: The Secret Lives of Hungry Birds|
I filled the feeder last night, and I'm pretty sure it was still there this morning when I watered the plants nearby. So it was either stolen when I took my friend Else out for her belated birthday breakfast, or while I was working on landscaping in the back yard - that is, in broad daylight. I did hear Sadie barking like crazy while I was out the back, but didn't really think twice about it as she often barks at people on the street.
What is scary is the feeder is only 18" from the window (which is a good distance from the road!), and was well spiked into the very hard ground. And who in their right mind walks off (or drives off, as I suspect, since there was no spilled seed between my place and where the seed was dumped) with a five foot tall shepherd's crook with a filled bird feeder swaying from it? If they were stealing it for the metal, as often happens nowadays, you'd think they would have dumped the seed and the plastic dome right there instead of juggling it all to their car or home.
Crofton has always felt like such a safe little town to me. It has a very, very low crime rate - virtually nil - and is the kind of place where a lot of people don't lock their doors, and where you can safely walk the streets at any time of the day or night.
It doesn't feel quite so safe to me any more.
And Allie is very pissed off.
|I will GET YOU, you jerk!|