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Wildlife Funnies

We have a tray type bird feeder attached to the railing on the deck and
love to sit on the porch watching the constant flow of birds in and out.
However, last weekend a raccoon decided to enjoy an early feast and was
munching his way through the seed.  A tufted titmouse landed on rail,
watched the coon for a few minutes and decided "to heck with this!".  He
launched himself onto the coon's back and proceeded to rapidly peck at
the back of the intruder's head.  When the coon jerked around the bird
flew off, only to return and repeat the behavior as soon as the coon
began eating again.  This cycle played out five or six times - the coon
finally had enough and left and the bird was able to dine.  A couple of
days later, the coon returned and so did the titmouse and we watched the
whole scene again.  Hilarious.
Zone 7 - West TN - who was rooting for the bird the whole way

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