Monday, 15 June 2009
The Strawberry Thief
I have been a very quiet blogger for the past few days as our phone & internet connection was down all weekend, but the nice BT man was out bright & early this morning & has reconnected us to the outside world.
I do have various things to share with you but I'll start with a complaint about my stolen strawberries.
You all probably know the William Morris print called "The Strawberry Thief"?
Well, I have one such feathered thief myself - he or she keeps feasting on my strawberries (they do make a nice breakfast I'm sure) so we netted the strawberries so that we could try & beat him to it.
Seems the little thief was far too clever for his own good & managed to get under the net to eat the strawberries but couldn't get out again & that's how I caught him red-handed (or is that red-beaked?)
So, instead of sending him off to prison I had to release him - his head & wings were caught in the netting so I had to cut it off. He was not very pleased about his situation so was shouting insults at me all through the rescue operation.
And just for good measure he had a go at pecking the hand that was rescuing him....ungrateful yob!
Eventually all the netting was removed & he hopped off in disgust, none the worse for wear, but hurling abuse over his shoulder as he went....rural crime really is a big problem these days!