Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Food Chain



Such is the dogs life. The raven in their cunning ways pester an animal to exhaustion. Each taking turns at the game "distract and rob" I couldn't believe my eyes when I counted a dozen birds awaiting their chance at Aputi's spilt kibble.
Persistence wins the day as the tied dogs usually tire of the game and the ravens win their booty.
They may squabble and caw and fuss, but they're a co operative lot willing to wait their turn. They are not fussy eaters and will take any opportunity to rob a dog of it's meal.
Last week, a neighbours dog slipped her collar and spotted a murder of ravens on the hilltop. She promptly ran up, stole their food and took it to her home! One for the dog!

2 comments:

bea3855 said...

Hei again....
incredible, aren't they, the ravens and crows?!!
Nice pix though!
~ ♥ ~
Wishing you a nice new week
Beatrice
from Germany

Kiggavik said...

I always find myself cheering for the ravens. Sure the dog won one, but it was probably all part of the Ravens' master plan.

(and not to quibble but it is a murder of Crows, an unkindness of Ravens.)