Beware spider-eating birds

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in |

I made big stick-tree display for the back yard with plastic spiders and webbing, about 6 feet tall and put it out about a week before Halloween. The day after I put it out, I noticed that some spiders had fallen off, thinking nothing of it I just whacked them back up. The next day I walked out and there was Leatherneck birds squawking about the tree, what the… so I watched them… flog up the plastic spiders…and then they stole my spider webbing for nests...

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They played a trick on the wrong car

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Two years ago I had lots of halloween decorations in my front yard. Cobwebs, giant spiders, bats, ghosts, you name it. We were all set up. And lots of lollies. But the problem when your kids are young is that you have to accompany them on their trick or treating. So there was no-one left at home to hand out the lollies. I left a giant bowl of lollies right at the front door, and left it to the honour system that kids would only take a few each. But when we got back half an...

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The witch that killed a tree

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I had seen a really cool decoration of a witch that crashed into a tree. So, as there was a handy tree in my front yard, I got a broom, and pushed it between two branches, until it was steady. Then I got some of my kids’ old clothes, stuffed them with plastic bags, attached some shoes and another bag for a head, and put a black witches hat on it. And it looked really good – like a witch had flown and crashed into the tree. It got lots of admiration on Halloween....

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