Yes folks, it is a sad day when you have a terrorist group take over your farm.
(the above photo I took from my favorite comedian/ventriloquist's site http://www.jeffdunham.com/)
It started out as a small insurrection and built it's self into a full blown terrorist cell.
At first they just terrorized the chickens, turkeys and guineas that I hatched in the incubator and raised together, now they have taken over the whole farm. The chicken coop is their base camp, and the large tree outside the run is their minaret. I am not sure if they are Muslims or not but each evening at sundown they perch there and loudly announce to the world their intentions of taking over.
This is the leader of the group, Petey aka: "Saddam".
He systematically hunted down the previous leaders and attacked them viciously.
He started out with the last unsuccessful coup leader, Elvis, and beat him soundly with the remainder of his cell cheering him on.
Next it was Jeffrey's turn. He put up more of a fight and "Saddam's" partner....
Brucie aka: "Osama Bin Guinea" charged in to help. After they had cornered him, the rest of the group joined in defeathering his tail until I finally came to his rescue.
And then they took on the Alfa Rooster....
....BIG RED !!!
Sadly I didn't get there in time for the fight. We were in the orchard picking apples when it started....
and by the time I got there it was mostly over. They had chased him into our "garage tent" and after I booted out all of the terrorists, I found poor Red all tied up in the rope to raise the back door. It was pity-full. He was so twisted in the cord that he was pretty much immobilized. After I calmed him down, I untied him and he was totally willing for me to do so. No longer the proud rooster that he was.
After the roosters had all been subdued, the terrorists went to work on our big meat turkeys.
Now Thanksgiving, our tom, is a pretty laid back kind of guy. However when Saddam and his group went after his girlfriend Christmas, all hell broke loose. That huge half waddling, half flying 40 pound ball of feathered fury chased them all off and kept chasing them for over an hour. He kept a vigilant eye on them after that.
This is NOT a terrorist act, rather thee other way around. Our heritage Spanish turkeys are intrigued with poor old Bear, I don't know if they think he is a turkey or what, but they follow him around and here he stopped abruptly and they ran into him, he jumped and they got scared and took off.
But the terrorists are watching everyone....
But I'm not afraid !!!!