Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Scene of the Crime with Photos

The last thing I expect to see when I look out of my back window is what appears to be a massacre.  What does this look like to you?

I was baffled until I remembered a post at Garden in a City regarding a certain four-legged creature and some berries.  Sure enough, here was the critter:
And here is the Cranberry viburnum:
The snow is all melted, so the crime scene evidence has been definitely tampered with by Mother Nature.  Guess she takes care of her own.

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  1. Good to know that the snow has melted this time around and that the squirrel got a meal from the berries!

    betty

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    1. Obviously the berries are not quite ripe or they wouldn't all be laying on the ground.

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  2. OH no, I first thought...just today I saw a video of a mountain lion on someones porch - the security camera showed the lion, dragging a bloody deer away - Pretty hard to hide the evidence in snow!

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    1. When I saw it I thought that some small critter had been killed by a slightly larger critter. Not unusual around here. I've had to deal with leftovers from coyotes and hawks.

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  3. Whew! It did look pretty grim. Today, walking back from a lunch visit to our local indie bookstore (going out of business) I passed a newly killed pigeon (we have peregrine falcons in downtown Binghamton) - happy there was no snow around. And no, I didn't take a picture for my blog! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I was really hoping my rabbit troubles were over. Alas....

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  4. Wow! My first thought involved something gruesome. But...berries!

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  5. Glad it was berries, not blood LOL.

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  6. I love seeing the squirrels with the berries!!

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  7. I'm thinking that a hawk got a little bird but...this is funny. The squirrel knows what it likes.

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    1. I was hoping a hawk or owl got the squirrel....

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