Video: Protective Daddy

Posted by on April 17, 2013 at 6:25 am.

Amazing the things you’ll find on the internet, right?

Yesterday, I stumbled upon this video and I couldn’t help but chuckle. I wasn’t laughing at the child’s distress but laughed at how the bird reacted after it got some of the same treatment it dealt to the child! The big scary human (I’m guessing the father) who disciplined that bird, was obviously not fine with the bird doing that to his child. And do you blame him? I may be vegan, but I’m not about to put an animal above humans. Yes, I’d have done something similar.

As a child my parents raised birds for eating; chickens, geese, ducks, guinea fowl… A few of those birds were quite territorial! I must say it was interesting to see that a few of the animals could be just as mean spirited as some people! Who would have thought that was possible, right? Listening to some folks, you think that all animals are angels. Yeah right! <sarcasm> With our birds, occasionally paybacks happened to the feathered bully, and I always got a chuckle out of that when something larger or stronger came along and shut down the birds aggressive behavior. Cowards! Those bully birds would always run away when another bird stepped up to the challenge. I think this particular bird is a rhea, and it looks like it got a dose of it’s own behavior. Sure, they’re could have been a logical reason that caused the bird to react the way it did, getting to close to its nest, babies, etc., but to be honest I’m not going to be thinking about that if my daughter is getting attacked. Momma bear mode will be in full effect, everyone (including animals) better watch out! πŸ˜‰

In other news..

It’s been a bit busy and so I haven’t been online that much. Thursday one of my bank cards was compromised, and so I received a call from the issuing cards fraud department. Nothing was charged to my account, instead the charges were denied since according to the fraud department they didn’t appear to be transactions I’d made. I’m not sure how they determined that. I must say that I’m pleased since it would have been over $3500 worth of charges. I use identify theft protection, it’s an additional fee I pay monthly that attempts to block account fraud.

Thursday evening, my daughter got the stomach flu. She was very sick until Monday but the great news is she started feeling better yesterday. I still kept her home from school though. She’s looking forward to going back to school today.

4 Comments

  • suituapui says:

    Hope your girl is feeling better now. Take care there.

    Oooo…those giant birds can be pretty nasty! I would do the same if it had been my girl.

    Ya…credit cards can be a problem sometimes. I had it once – somebody in the US used mine to buy thousands of dollars worth of books – but many cards here at the time were victimised…so the banks were quite ok with it and simply deleted the charge.
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    Opal Reply:

    @suituapui, She’s feeling so much better now. I am so relieved, she’s never been that sick before.

    I was happy that my bank called me right away about the issue. My charges seemed to come from different places; Australia, England, and Romania
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  • curls and q says:

    Q – Hysterical video! We actually had “pet” chickens used for their eggs. They had free reign of the yard. It was the roosters that we’d have to get rid of – mean suckers! Better than any watch dog. 😎 The Rhode Island Red insisted that we carry her around the yard if we were outside, she’d jump up on our outstretched arm and off we’d go. 😎

    Our card was compromised too, someone tried to charge $2,500 Singapore air fare tickets. Our bank automatically sends a call and shuts the account. We missed the call, don’t use the card that often, found out the card was closed the weekend before we left for Hawaii. Since everything was closed, I had to call from Hawaii and straighten out the account. Thank goodness they take care of us for free. One blogger had written a post that Knit Picks accounts had been hacked. I never received notice from Knit Picks, but I know both of us purchased items from them fairly recently.

    Glad your daughter’s better. Barb aka Curls just went to visit mom in Montana. Mom got the bug and so Barb was only able to see her twice before she left since they quarantined mom at the home she’s in. It’s a nice place and they take great care of mom.
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    Opal Reply:

    @curls and q, A few people I know are surprised when I tell them that some birds are better than watchdogs. We had geese were that way. πŸ˜‰ One of our male geese was a mean sucker but after a while he was fine with me. I’d observed how he made the others submit, and I just did the same on him. ;)I think he grudgingly looked at me as the ‘alpha goose’. With everyone else, he was mean!

    I’m definitely familiar with the Rhode Island Red’s, my parents had those when my brother and I were small.

    Our card was compromised too, someone tried to charge $2,500 Singapore air fare tickets. Our bank automatically sends a call and shuts the account. We missed the call, don’t use the card that often, found out the card was closed the weekend before we left for Hawaii. Since everything was closed, I had to call from Hawaii and straighten out the account. Thank goodness they take care of us for free. One blogger had written a post that Knit Picks accounts had been hacked. I never received notice from Knit Picks, but I know both of us purchased items from them fairly recently.

    Hmm… you know perhaps it was Knit Picks, haven’t purchase from them in a few months but that could explain the issue. I knew one of the places I’d purchased items from online must have been compromised. I just didn’t know which one? Thanks for the tip, might solve my mystery. πŸ˜‰

    I hope your mom recovers quickly.
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