Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Is Camp Kreitzer a Mini Jurassic Park?

I was sitting innocently at my computer when I saw violent nature in action even here at Camp Kreitzer. An Eastern Phoebe (also known as a gnat-catcher) landed on the hummingbird feeder. He was cocking his head and looking up and, I thought to myself, "how cute." Then he flew up and came back, landing on my other birdfeeder with a wriggling creature in his mouth. It was either a moth or a small butterfly. Well, he made short work of his "lunch." Someone should call PETA and demand that phoebes adopt a strict vegetarian diet to protect smaller species from their disgusting dietary habits. Don't let the innocent look of the phoebe fool you. He is a hungry predator who will eat you if he can.


Alice said...

This is scary. Are the kids safe? We are re-thinking our visit.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Pretty scary I know. We are calling in the ghost busters...wait, wrong movie. Um...what did they do to save themselves from the predators?