As soon as birds discover a sexy place to nest, excessive up away from predators, ideally with some shelter and a bit heat, they may go to nice lengths to maintain it. I imply, wouldn’t you should you have been of their place?
Imgur person atomicrabbit2 found this to his price, after shifting into a stunning new home with a comfy fuel heater. The exhaust was properly tucked away in a nook, presenting a great place for birds to settle in and make themselves at dwelling. And so the hen wars started. Envisioning a easy resolution to his downside, atomicrabbit2 began off with some primary hen blocking strategies. Evidently, it rapidly escalated from there and continues to this very day, Four years later.
Scroll down to take a look at the way it all unfolded under, and tell us what you assume within the feedback!
“My Four-year battle with birds”
“So we purchased a brand new home. This home has a pleasant fuel hearth and the exhaust was tucked neatly away close to the again door. The issue was, the little nook seemed to be an ideal place for birds to nest due to the safety of the roof and warmth from the hearth”
“August 2014: The primary time I seen the little guys, they caught me off guard, however thought nothing of it. They have been simply making an attempt to maintain heat, I figured. They startled simply and flew away each time I might stroll in/out of my again door, which scared the shit outta me. At first I ignored it, however they began shitting and constructing a nest INSIDE the exhaust”
“March 2015: Subsequent spring, I made a decision to wrap the exhaust in hen wire (Iteration 1). I used to be happy with the tidy, little wrap I did, patted myself on the again and figured that was it…”
“Could 2015: Apparently it wasn’t. They discovered a pleasant little crevice on prime of the exhaust to construct a neat, little nest. Okay high-quality. No infants, so nest is gone. Straightforward sufficient”
“The hen got here again the very subsequent day. Cleared it out they usually didn’t appear to return again for the remainder of the season. Superior!”
“Could 2016: ….”
“Okay that is getting annoying. So I added hen spikes on prime which I figured would preserve them out for good. NOPE. They got here again with a vengeance. It not solely didn’t preserve them away, however the spikes appeared to stabilize their nest. This time they introduced colored twine! I cleaned out the nest, subsequent day they got here again with extra blue twine. Cleaned it out, and THEY CAME BACK AGAIN WITH MORE GODDAMNED TWINE.. They should have had a inventory pile someplace”
“June 2016: HA! You wish to f*ck with me? Advantageous… MORE BIRD SPIKES, B*TCHES! No method they’ll construct something no—
“Could 2017: F*ck”
“July 2017: f*ck f*ck f*ck”
“Wrapped your entire opening on the prime”
“I’m smarter than you, bitc—”
“Could 2018: what absolutely the f*ck??! HOWWWW???!! So apparently, I left a small opening on the suitable aspect. These birds have been flying up into their now high-end GATED F*CKING COMMUNITY!”
“Could 2018: Meet Dr. Who. He scared the hell out of these birds they usually haven’t been again since”
“July 2018: closing the hole on the suitable aspect only for good measure. They gave me a run for my cash and it’s not fairly, however after Four years, numerous hen shit and 6 iterations, I feel this would be the remaining one. If I see them again subsequent yr, I could give in and attempt to cost them hire”
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