Herbert met a hawk...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by gcvmom, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    and got her aerobic exercise for the day ;) My neighbor said she was up in his yard yesterday and a hawk swooped down and was trying to catch her. She ran like... well, like a chicken with its head cut off!

    Neighbor said the hawk finally gave up and then poor pooped Herbert laid low under a bush for a few hours :D

    Today she has been hanging out on our covered patio, and keeping a wary eye to the sky whenever she's out in the open.

    I guess she's not as dumb as I thought...
  2. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Poor Herbert! He might enjoy the book "Poppy" about field mice who are always on guard of an owl and how they fought back and won!
  3. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    No, I guess she's not so dumb! And, it seems like she's aware that laying on the porch, near the house while someone is at home, might be a good idea!!
  4. mom_in_training

    mom_in_training New Member

    Whew, I hate hawks especially when they choose beloved Herbert for dinner. Glad she out ran him. Poor baby..... I would be scared too.
  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I bet she keeps a watchful eye to the sky from now on. What a scarey way to learn a lesson. :faint:
  6. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Glad that mean ol' hawk didn't get our little Herbert but I have to wonder. Why didn't the neighbor go out and give her an escort home???
  7. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Okay am I the only one OLD enough to remember this or did it just pale in comparison?




    Herbert - you must have some SC Gamecock in you - you're an @$$ kickin' chicken!
  8. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Run Herbert!! RUN!!! :dance:
  9. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Go Herbert!!!

    My father in law traps squirrels here because they are a nuisance to his garden, then releases them into remote areas. Well, I had the pleasure of witnessing the squirrel in the cage then drove to the country side.

    All kids watching, like...GO SQUIRREL, GO!!! Not 2 seconds after he released the squirrel he was snatched by a hawk. We all sat the speechless.

    I don't know why he does this. Every morning there are a good dozen squirrels out in our yards, if not more. WE"RE in their territory. (And their breeding cycle is much faster than ours.)

  10. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?


    * I changed her name to cheer on the little hen!!!:thanksgiving2::p
  11. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    OMG! You guys are SO FUNNY!

    Abbey, how crazy-ironic is the fate of that poor squirrel?! And your father in law is the Don Quixote of Oshkosh, huh? Only instead of windmils he chases squirrels!

    Star, I say, I say just whar does that lil ol' chicken hawk get such crazy idears? Does that make me old if I remember Foghorn?

    And SHERbert! I love that one!

    Who knew a chicken could bring so much excitement to my life?
  12. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    OMG! Poor Herbert! I'm glad she's fast and NOT dumb.

    And the poor squirrel.

    This is why I can't watch the National Geographic channel. It's too violent. :rofl:

    No, Gcvmom, it doesn't make you old cause I remember Foghorn Leghorn and I'm younger than you are. :tongue: Na na na na na Oh, wait. My body is a good 40 years older than me, though. Nevermind. :bag:

    But, I do wonder....when did Bon Jovi become classic rock??? Do you know how upsetting it was to hear them on the classic rock station? I saw them in concert when I was 14. Ruined my whole day.
  13. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Yeah Heather, I know what you mean... Michael Jackson and Madonna are 50, Bon Jovi's been relegated to elevator muzak... where's my rocker?:grandpa:
  14. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    My first date with my late husband was a Led Zeppelin concert. That same year we saw Emerson, Lake, and Palmer and Jethro Tull.

    I still get the annoyed creeps when I hear "my" music played at the Dentist's office!

    Heck; I'm only 48!
  15. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    GVC, one of our neighbors had their bunny in a cage on their patio and a hawk swooped down to get it, cage and all. Guess he/she figured, hey, prepackaged food :)

    Heather, I happened to catch the Stones on MTV and had to do a double take of Mick Jagger - when did he get so....old....eeewwww - I so had the hots for him..

    Men rockers definately don't age well...

  16. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    You know you're old when -

    The younger advertising generation sits in an ad agency and "brain storms" and then someone says "According to our surveys the target demographic is persons 45-55 and we need to be using THEIR generation's music in our ad campaign."

    Um excuse me - I do NOT need Led Zeppelin singing - been a long time been a long time been a long, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely timeeeee do doodododod dod doot......to make me want to buy a car.

    You could play "In the mood" by Benny Goodman and put a picture of a car up there and if I liked it I'd get it.

    Haven't you noticed that ALL or MOST of the new ads for EXPENSIVE big ticket items have OUR music in them?

    Okay but have to confess - my FAVORITE and most loved (genius) ads are the ones for Jack LInks Messin with Sasquatch - i think they are dumb, don't insult me, but are hillarious.

    Sherbert - OMG I love that........
  17. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    gosh Herbie the love bird was assaulted?!?!?!?!?! Poor thing!
  18. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Glad to know Herbert didn't become take-out food!