Friday, February 13, 2009

Rockin Ravens

We have a great radio station up here called Raven Rock but that is not what I am blogging about. It is those giant crows up here that they call Ravens!
Jacques got a holiday turkey , a ham and some shrimp rings to have before Christmas but they arrive the evening before we left for the "South". He thought it was a great idea to put the box on our balcony til we returned. The outside makes a good freezer up here! The next morning before we headed to the airport he checked the box on the balcony.

As you can see, the taped up box is open and an empty shrimp ring was left for us to discover. The ravens had ripped open the box and eaten through one shrimp ring and started on another. I didn't know we had planned a present for our feathered neighbours. We had a good laugh about it and were able to store the other things in our freezer(minus 2 shrimp rings).

We didn't learn our lesson there. Jacques put a bag of garbage on the outside landing one day planning to throw it in the bin when we headed to work. He came back 15-20 minutes later to garbage strewn everywhere around the stairs. What a mess to clean up!

We still hadn't learned our lesson. The two of us went grocery shopping one Saturday morning. We put the bags of groceries in the back of the truck. After we decided to head to a restaurant for some lunch. I bet you can guess the rest of this story. Jacques picked up one of the bags when we went to unload. I heard him curse and ran to see the problem. The ravens had eaten 2 of our eggs and a bagel. This time they had breakfast on us.

Fool me once, fool me twice (and a third time)but those ravens aren't going to fool me again!


Way Way Up said...

They can be pretty determined when they want to get into something. When I was living in Fort Smith, NWT, I saw a man leave a giant bag of dog kibble in the bed of his pickup. He ran back in to the store and when he came out there were at least a dozen ravens sitting on the truck and the bag had been totally destroyed.

Matthew and Michele said...

I've witnessed them taking a puppy down. Must have been 20+ of them flying in and pecking at him.

They also once got into the garbage at our old neighbors. Ugg.