Saturday, February 28, 2009

Earl kills a paper bag!

This is perfect timing. I was hoping to thank Lynne for a delightful phone conversation yesterday, and I think she will appreciate/love this video.

This week, Cincinnati was host to the IAATE Annual Conference. My workshops included behavior modification and enrichment for captive birds. There were both "parrot" people and "raptor" people there..and one guy who thought up enrichment ideas for his chickens.

I left with so many wonderful ideas for our's one of them:


Lynne said...


What a smart Earl.
What a clever TV.

Maybe if you make her happy she'll stop barfing at you!

Thank you Susan. :)

BirdBoy said...

Hey, I have been looking at your blog for a long time. I saw you handle birds. I do too!!! I volunteer at a nature preserve called teatown. It is a lot fun. I will start to take pictures of the birds. It is cool to see other people that work with raptors also, I enjoy looking at your blog!

Mel said...

Is it just me or Lynne is getting most of the blogosphere dedicated to her lately?? lol

LauraHinNJ said...


What's it about the feet that Earl likes so much?

Susan Gets Native said...

You're welcome.
Thanks for visiting! Raptors are the coolest.
Oh, I'm sure. We all feel the need to spread the Lynne-Love, frequently.

Susan Gets Native said...

Who knows...maybe their little leg tendons make good dental floss?

Kallen305 said...

LOL @ Lynne's comment! Very cool to see that on video!

Mary said...

Give Earl the cardboard box! She'll love the challenge.

What fun. She's so ugly she's cute. (Sorry, Linne)

nina at Nature Remains. said...

Like kids and boxes--more fun than the toy inside!

Photog said...

Great video of a TV outsmarting the bag! Do you have crows or ravens at your center? They have a ball trying to get their treats out of a milk carton. See a video at