Thursday, May 10, 2007

What the hell was that?!

As I sit here, something is going on in my attic. For a couple of weeks now, I've heard something up there when I sit here at my computer. I'm pretty sure it's a bunch of baby birds. I tried to convince myself they were in the tree outside my window. Denial is my best friend.

A few seconds ago, I heard something run across the attic floor right above my head. Maybe it was a squirrel, but it sounded bigger like maybe a cat or a raccoon. I'm not letting my brain go to rat because then I'll have to move.

The birds, or whatever they are, are freaking the fuck out. Hell, I'm freaking the fuck out. I'm afraid to open the closet door that has the attic access for fear the whole Wild Kingdom scenario will come crashing down into my house.

Circle of life, my ass. I hate nature.


Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

I'm sure it's just some squirrel storing his nuts in your attic. Call animal control.

Didn't you have a dead bird stuck in your siding a while back? Maybe the animals are trying to communicate with you.

thenewmrsf said...

Laurie - Just had to drop by to tell ya ... love the new pic, love the're looking GOOD, sista!

As for nature, any time I have to walk outside at night to put something in our "big bertha," this family of big-ass blackbirds always flutter around in the low-hanging branches a few feet away from me...i scream and run inside every single time. Gotta look out!

Anonymous said...

Cousin Zina said

I don't think its a cat, because the birds would be dead and that might smell. It could be the raccoons or bigger birds.

I'm feel the same way about rats and mice, if they live here I'm leaving. My theatre is right next to a field and a railroad track, we occasionally get a field mouse. I can't go watch a movie at my own theatre for fear of one being around.

Crap, now I'm going to dream about those rat bastards!

Laurie said...

Jen - I see dead birds.

Mrs. F - Thanks, girl! You're so funny. Be careful out there!

Zina - I do have some really big birds around here.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

We have mice that have joyously eaten 2 lbs. of poisoned rat food. How can we get some of that melamine the Chinese are using?

neil said...

Maybe someone is playing Jumanji up there, watch out for the wild animal stampede now!

Comfort Addict said...

Lately I've been starting to feel this way about my basement. We found evidence of mice down there once and, even though they seem to be gone, my rodentophobia continues.

Laurie said...

Old Horsetail - Hahahaha!

Neil - Oh, great. Something else to have nightmares about.

Comfort Addict - If I see a critter of any kind in my house, in my mind it's still there. Doesn't matter if I actually saw it being smooshed. It still haunts me.

Grimm said...

If it is one thing I cannot stand, it's things storing their nuts in my attic.

Heres hoping it is just a squirrel and not something much much bigger.

Laurie said...

Grimm - Whatever it was, it went away...with the baby birds. It's quiet up there now.