Wednesday, August 20, 2008

This ain't Sesame Street.

I have birds in my chimney. They must’ve built a nest in there over the summer and now the eggs are hatching. They’ve been raising hell for the past couple of days. I didn’t think much about it because I’m not planning on burning it this winter and I figured they’d get out on their own soon. Until last night. I was sitting on the couch and heard a tink-tink-tink noise….there was one on my fireplace screen. I almost shit myself. I stood staring at it in amazement for a little bit until I realized that I needed to catch it before it got outside of the screen and into the living room causing me to flail about wildly and knock things over either trying to catch it or trying to get away from it. Finally, I went to the kitchen and got a pot and a lid and went back to corral it into the pot. I eventually got it in there and then took it outside and tossed it free. You know, fighting off spiders in the house is one thing. Birds are a whole different story.

3 comments:

Lioux said...

OMG!!! A long time ago, a BFF and I went to his house after school, and we opened the front door. To a trapped squirrel. IN HIS LIVING ROOM!!!

Talk about mayhem...

Geez.

Elliemae said...

I am totally laughing out loud, by myself. Too freaking funny. I really like that you used a pot and a lid to catch a tiny baby bird.

OmySue said...

That is hilarious! (Secretly wishing it had gotten into the house causing you to flail about wildly and knock things over.)