posted on Jun, 19 2005 @ 12:00 AM
When we were living in Washington State and just before Mount St. Helen's blew our pet Cockatoo was acting really strange. He (Mr. Bill) would pace
back and forth on his perch bobbing his head down towards the floor. Mr. Bill did this continuously for two days, before the mountain erupted!
would jokingly make comments concerning his odd behavior, like:
"Jeeze that crazy bird is acting weird lately hope we aren't gonna have an earthquake or something!" He stopped pacing and bobbing, after the
mountain blew it's top!
Then we moved to Nevada's high desert and went, without electricity for 8 years. Virtually we became one with the wild animals. You pick up on them
and seem to be able to read what their intentions are. This probably doesn't make sense to most, unless you've experienced it. This year we have
an over abundance of cottontail rabbits, jackrabbits, quail, chipmunks, and doves. I guess they feel pretty safe here, because our whole property is
fenced off. Not to mention we have the only trees surrounding the place for miles.
When I go outside wild rabbits come up to me along with the
chipmunks and quails. The doves are standoffish.
Anyways getting back to the topic...... The only thing I've noticed with these wild animals is that recently they seem more clingish. I've had wild
rabbits darn near trip me taking groceries into my house. One quail nearly lit right on my head yesterday. It's not because they are hungry or
thirsty either. I feed and water them every morning at 8:00 a.m. If Southern California gets the big one we will feel it here. I sometimes wonder
if the wild animals are trying to protect us? Last week a 4 /12 foot bull snake slithered onto our property. Now, I swear on a stack of Bibles this
is true... A fairly good size rabbit (part jack) started nipping at the snake and chased it up a tree! Then it stood on it's hind feet with it's
front paws up against the tree trying to get the snake. It must of bit it's tail because the snake came down and sped under the fence to get away
from that BAD rabbit!
So I guess what it comes down to is......If my animals start acting weirder then they already are,,,, I will let you know!