June 20, 2009
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of The Little Hopper, the first baby turkey born on Goat Rope Farm. He seems to have met his end in an encounter with an owl (we deduced this from the fact that parts of him were found hanging from a tree). He apparently escaped the the safe house at dusk and tried to roost, which attracted the predator's attention.
Arpad, the canid charged with protecting the other animals (when he's not hanging out with his girlfriend up the holler) was initially chagrined. However, in his defense, his job description does not include flight.
Hopper, we hardly knew ye.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: UP IN THE TREES