For those who didn’t know I (Sherona) own 5 beautiful chickens, two of which older then the other 3 who were under a year.
Well, last night a fox came through my garden, now the chickens weren’t put away yet because it was still fairly light outside and two of our younger ones wouldn’t go into the hatch yet.
This is how with think it went:
The fox first grab Harris (My chicken) ran off with her then came back took down Shit face (My dad named her, nick name Facey) inside the hatch, while Olly (One of the younger ones - a black Sussex) ran behind some cardboard then realizing she wasn’t safe ran across towards the allotments and was there ripped to sheds, after Olly came Greogie (Another young - white and black Sussex) she was killed by the cardboard then dragged into a whole„ the last to be killed was Niki (Another young - white Sussex, owned by my boyfriend Zac Manning @RantsQuotesAndTruth) she was in the other garden (Yes I have two gardens, as well as two houses), at this point my dad heard screaming, he ran to the window saw the fox running at Niki and rushed down the stairs called my dog Jess the get outside quickly, they both were too late and found the fox running back home leaving a dead but not eaten Niki behind.
I only found out this morning… I took the news the hardest.
To me the chickens were as much a pet to me then Jess, Peyton, Edward, JJ, Louie, sunny or the Pigeons were and I just can’t stop myself from crying.
You may call me a fool, sad or even weird but they meant something to me.
Today I walked outside and found the whole of my garden covered in feathers, blood laid on the ground and bones drug into dirt. The bodies were already gone, clear by my mother who hasn’t stopped crying too. They hadn’t clear everything because I found guts mixed into a clump of feathers.
I went to each different place they were found and picked up a few of the feathers there, then I got sheets of paper, I knew which feathers were what chickens so I put them inside their own paper and write their names on top before locking them away.
They will be missed.
Melano Siamese betta (Betta splendens)
In melano bettas, a mutant gene has caused the black pigment to be greatly increased in density and coverage area. The mutated gene that causes increased black color in Bettas is recessive to the normal black gene. This means that if a melano betta were spawned to a normal betta that does not have the mutated black gene all the offspring would be multis. These offspring would be carrying the gene for melanism, but it would not show in their coloration. Melano females are infertile, and therefore the color has to be perpetuated using melano ‘carrier’ females of other colors.
(Source: officialteamgreen, via studiesofthedream)
…and all your little backhanded comments, and just plain rudeness, insecurities, and uninformed and uneducated opinions in the repost/retweet/reblog, won’t change that.
Peyton and I, I’m guessing you can tell between us ;D
This is my beautiful present from my boyfriend Zac; my Venus Fly Trap, De Milo :)