Saturday, April 15, 2017

Life Is A Risky Business


Last year our resident geese were not successful.  We never saw the first gosling.  We have coons, possums, skunks, and coyotes all competing for eggs and baby geese to eat.  We knew that the geese were setting, because we have been seeing only one at a time.  Today the babies appeared, and they sure are cute.  Now, if they can avoid snapping turtles, they might have a chance to grow up.

2 comments:

Merle Morrison said...

When I was a kid the old timer on the edge of town used to pay me a bounty on snapping turtles- he was losing too many ducklings. They were a lot tougher to eliminate with just one shot from a .22 than I had expected.

Merle

David aka True Blue Sam said...

Many years ago we cleaned a snapper. We'd heard many tales about how good the meat is, and we were adventurous back then. One was enough! Cleaning one is difficult because the feet never stop moving, and he tasted like a muddy pond bottom. Groundhog is still the best deal going for wild meat in our book. It's a good sport requiring real skill in hiding, being quiet, and making a perfect shot, and there is enough meat to feed a family on one 'hog.