June 20, 2009

Fowl play

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.



Alex the Blogging Kat said...

My hoomin bean, Sometimes Saintly Nick, tellz me boutz The Little Hopper gettinz eatenz by nassy owl. OK? I iz berry berry sorriez. OK?

The EDG said...

So very, very sorry to hear about The Little Hopper's demise. The food chain is a powerful force in the world.

Sincere blessings on his little turkey soulness as he hops forever in the great beyond. He will always be the first born and I am sure long remembered.

El Cabrero said...

Thanks to both of you for your condolences. In Darwin's universe the food drive is a big one (along with one or two others).