Help The Furry Critters Survive This Winter

Posted: November 7, 2013 in Survival
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While many of us are busy prepping for the upcoming winter months; let’s not forget to help our furry critter friends do the same.


  1. Brittius says:

    Yeah, I trained a squirrel to sit at the patio table with me as I would place a bag of peanuts in the middle, while I read a book. In no time, it was sitting on my lap. Swans would take bread from my hand. I also have petted wild whitetail deer. Mooches.

    • rmactsc says:

      It’s amazing how enjoyable it can be watching the animals in the wild. Very enjoyable experiences.

      • Brittius says:

        Yeah, when I would feed or pet them, I would not hunt them. A Cherokee Elder was talking to me about that and I have to agree with him. The animals trust me and I do not wish to violate that trust. The swans would line up at my deck when the waters went above flood tide and flooded around my former house. Papa Swan, the cob, would knock on the kitchen door with his bill. Mama Swan and the cygnets (babies) would line up, and I felt more like a priest giving out Holy Communion. Then the Mallards show up. In dead of winter, the sea gulls knew where the meal ticket was, and all the left overs in the refrigerator fed them. I looked like PoopDeck Pappy feeding them. Bowl of spaghetti gone in seconds flat. Turkey carcasses would disappear within two minutes. The Bay Constables would leave me alone because many people on the water feed the waterfowl. My brother used to get upset when we hunted on his farm, because I would still hunt up to deer then pet them and not hurt them if I did pet them. He said it wasn’t fair because I must have learned it in Nam, so I told him to watch Josey wales, where he snuck up on the Indian. He used to curse when I would do that. I am an accomplished hunter. I also had a hawk that waited for me on his farm and I used to play with it all day, and my brother wanted to know where I got this from. At the Highland Games, a falcon called out to me with her wings spread. The owner said it is rare for birds to take to humans as she did, and the signal was, she wanted to hunt with me. Even dogs. I don’t know where it comes from.

  2. phoebe53 says:

    I keep my protein, I mean furry and feathered friends, well fed, squirrels, chipmunks, morning doves etc.

    • rmactsc says:

      I have feeders all over my backyard. Squirrels, birds, etc., are well fed over at my place as I make sure the bird seed is always well stocked for the critters to enjoy.

      • phoebe53 says:

        I do too. I’ve seen species of birds that I’ve never seen in my life. I have deer and turkey roaming the woods directly in back of my house and I’ve had a bear in my yard, don’t want to feed the bear though since I can’t legally shoot it. I have one bird feeder that someone gave me that had encountered a bear, he wanted the seed so bad that he bent the wrought iron hanger in half.

  3. Love it, mind you if he lands in my garden he’s likely to be recycled to dog food in double quick time.

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