Introduction: Say Hello to the Zoo!

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 personal critter zoo of molli the woodtagger


kwishnie (author)2010-04-26

Your zoo is wonderful!  I just love that raven (hate to say I would have been tempted to "fly" him home with me if I found him in the woods too)

 i would have expected him to be adopted earlier, but it took some weeks. before i had to steel him back: my teenage-son didnt want him to be set free in the wood and had him hidden in his room. 
so i made another one, the big-beek-type at the end of the show. he is still in custody upstairs.
the raven is a tribute to our first pair of nesting ravens for many years, and they brought up one single youngster last year. i watched him take his flight lessons together with his parents last summer. this years nesting business has already started and one parent bird is always on their huge nest. i can still watch him from the hiking path as long as the trees havent so many leaves, as you can see in the picture. (it is a very small black spot in the center.)

Thanks so much for the wonderful story behind the raven.  I think it is so sweet that your son hid him in his room.  We have ravens here in Montana too, but I've never seen any nesting.  I love watching them soar overhead.  What a glorious bird and I love yours.  Glad it's still in the woods!

LoneWolf (author)2010-04-16

I could see somebody walking through the woods at night getting the crap scared out of them from those first two :)

acidbass (author)LoneWolf2010-04-22

 lol so true 

LoneWolf (author)acidbass2010-04-23

yeah, wouldn't that be fun to watch.

acidbass (author)LoneWolf2010-04-23

 some crazy random guys just appear and start laughing

LoneWolf (author)acidbass2010-04-24

lol yeah

acidbass (author)LoneWolf2010-04-24

 kinda creepy but indeed it is hilarious

LoneWolf (author)acidbass2010-04-25

yeah, that would be REALLY odd to see on a hike.

acidbass (author)LoneWolf2010-04-25


 when i fixed the beaverface to the oak  i had two hikers as a giggling audience passing by...
first time at all i got caught in the act.


Kiteman (author)2010-04-16

So, you make these and leave them in trees?

Or do you retrieve them after the photos?

 those in the trees are made especially for the place and i leave them in the wood.  though it isnt always easy when they look at you!

Wow.  Cool.

How long do they last before unravelling / being stolen / eaten?

now, in spring birds stuff there homes with the wool, so the beaverface  is quite battered by now . i made it in octobre. the raven was "stolen" after three weeks. 

Tool Using Animal (author)2010-04-16

If you do leave them I hope you use natural yarns.

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