Wednesday, August 17, 2011

We Had a Bird in the House

The other night while we were getting things together to go camping, I heard the strangest noise. I looked up and we had a little bird in our skylight. I hollered for Steve, all he could say is “oh my God it’s shitting everywhere, get me the ladder and my gloves, where’s the broom!! If that thing shits on me I’m going to kill it!!!”

This is Steve attempting to shoo it out with a broom

Yes, you're right, I need to clean the outside of my skylights.
But my camera has crap on the lens inside that I can't get out too, so it's not all window.
I ran and got his gloves while he got the ladder, but I got him two rights. I don’t know why he thought he could just grab the little fella. I went and got a dark towel, and cornered him at the bottom of the skylight, gently pressed the towel against him and started rolling it up. It only took a second to secure his little bird body in the towel, I took him outside, unrolled the towel and he flew off.

I said “I feel bad for the little guy, he was so scared”
Steve said “don’t feel bad for him, he got an experience that most birds don’t get, he got to come in the house…. now get up there and clean all that shit off the walls”

It's definitely love :)


  1. I would FREAK OUT if a bird was in my house! At least you knew how to handle it without hurting it, by using the towel method! I hope there wasn't TOO much shit to clean up though!

  2. it was a tiny little bird with tiny little shit, it only took a minute. Besides if a bird poops on you it's good luck.

  3. Poor thing.  How did he get in?

    I'm afraid my cat would have had a heart attack trying to jump up there.

  4. Steve left the slider screen open when he moved the sprinkler and it flew in.

  5. That has happened to me several times. It sucks either way. I was able to use the towel method successfully once. Another time I had to call animal control because it was in my apartment stairway and I didn't have time to deal with the poor little fellow.

    The most amusing time was when a crow flew down our chimney and perched on the molding for just a second and our stray cat caught the thing in midair and dragged it under a table and commenced to eat on it for an hour and no one was taking her prize from her. Which I don't blame her for, it was pretty impressive.

  6. Wait! What! you had a crow in the house!!! I hate crows their creepy. Did you let your cat eat it in the house?

  7. They say  a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.  Well, actually, you've proven right here that a bird in the hand won't work but a bird it the towel is a captured bird.  I might have scraped up the bird shit, but I would have saved it for seasoning for my husband's next dinner if he said that to me.

  8. Ha! That's funny, but there wasn't enough to scrape.