the great peanut heist
Lanna vs the jays
Only five peanuts remained.
Lanna managed to craw three in her maw.
Two sat on the deck rail.
The boys have taken most, to be stashed and shared for the family. These will be my own personal, private bounty.
Though dominated by the boys, lady crows want their independence too.,
There was a problem though.
Though Lanna had three peanuts and two remained, they would not last long.
Two squawking blue cousins perched mere feet away.
The Jays are quick, fearless and greedy.
As soon as Lanna turned to leap away, the peanuts would be snatched and stashed for a midwinter blue jay peanut butter party.
Lanna dropped the three and attempted to re organized how she carried them. Two down the throat, one lengthwise didn’t work. Two down the throat and two perpendicular didn’t work either.
Her beak couldn’t make contact with the second nut.
Oh how I want this, she clucked deep in her throat.
Again she spat them up. This time, the fattest, bestest peanut fell. A snarky jay seized the day. Four peanuts remained.
Fuck, she clucked.
She tried again.
The medium ones went down her throat. Two remained. One was large and round, the other was smaller. She took the small one first. Twisting her head sideways, she braced the small one against the railing and managed to get purchase on the nut that remained.
Triumphantly she hopped then soared away.
Persistent, inventive, dedicated and they mate for life - what’s not to love about crows?
When faced with a goal, either be a jay and seize the day.
Take a crow like approach.
Surely you have the capability to persist and grow as much as a crow?