In my previous post I complained about the bears being back in town and their fascination with my garbage. No sooner had we got the hot wire installed to foil their efforts - before we were again attacked by local wildlife. This time it was like an Alfred Hitchcock tale…
Yesterday afternoon my wife and I were sitting in my office talking about nothing in particular when we both heard this loud knocking…. I mean LOUD
. I looked out the window to the left and no one was at the door, but when I turned to the right there was this HUGE woodpecker trying to cut one of our support columns in half!
I just happened to have my little Flip camera on my desk, so I picked it up and recorded "Woody the Woodpecker" as he attempted to destroy my house. It was 'cute' watching him peck around until he decided to really go to work and wood chips started flying. By now he was no longer cute - or welcome on our patio - so I chased him off. But the saga of the woodpecker attack has been recorded for posterity :-)
You can see the video of the woodpecker assult on a log home
here, and I'll upload it to the 'hood' in a bit.