So what in the world is a Llama Bird Feeder Diner?
Well, this week I looked out in the backyard and saw this:
Llama Bird Feeder Diner
Our male llama had discovered there were tasty treats in the bird feeder!
The other animals decided snacking from the bird feeder was a most excellent idea, so they wanted to get in on it.
The chickens got to enjoy some tasty treats because as Samson was eating from the bird feeder, he spilled some of the sunflower seeds and cracked corn onto the ground.
Our little goat, Cinnamon, and female llama, Keira, weren’t so lucky.
Samson shoved the little goat away from the feeder, and wouldn’t allow Keira to come near.
Keira hovered in the background, but Samson wasn’t sharing. The guineas got in on the action, and in the background made more actions of their own by chasing each other around and spooking Keira.
Llama Samson and the chickens and guinea fowl were all enjoying this extra treat. Keira was all forlorn because Samson wouldn’t share.
It's all MINE!!! You can't have any!
I finally had to go outside and chase them away from the feeder and out of the back yard. I put a bungee cord across the opening of the gate to keep them out. Most days it allows farm collie Toby and the chickens to go under the bungee cord and through the gate, but the llamas stay out.
Not this time.
I looked out later and saw Keira standing by the gate, looking wistfully at the bird feeder. I grabbed my camera, but before I could get it ready, she slipped UNDER the bungee cords!
Of course, there was no doubt if Keira made it, her partner in crime Cinnamon wouldn’t be far behind.
That didn’t mean she was going to get a share of the snacks however! Kiera wasn’t in the sharing mood either, and threatened to spit at our poor little goat when she tried to get near.
You will note that Keira one-upped Samson by learning to swing the feeder to shake more food down and out of the holes!
I let her enjoy her taboo treat for a while, then went outside where she could see me. That’s when she knew she was BUSTED!
Uh-oh, busted! I'm in big trouble now!
Yes, the criminal was charged with Breaking and Entering, and stealing sustenance from the birds!
LLAMA MUG SHOT
She has been remanded to my custody.
And though it confuses the chickens no end to have one of their routine pathways closed. . .
Chicken trying to get through gate.
. . . The gate has been slammed shut against further llama misadventures!