Alright.. So I have these neighbors that consist of a grandma, and her 15 year old or so grandson. Well today I go out back and see Joon, my 11 week old BR pullet running around the yard with something in her mouth. Something white. So I run over, and discover it's a FRICKEN CIGARETTE BUTT! With Tabacco, AND the FILTER which is like fiberglass I think.. Anyway, I smoke personally and sadly, but since I got my chickens I dump any butts/ashes in our garbage right away. There are NEVER butts for them to find. I also know the kid behind us smokes and tosses the butts over the fence into MY yard. I went over recently and informed him that my backyard is NOT a garbage, and that I have dogs and cats and I don't need them walking on this trash.
So I start running after Joon in a dang panic, trying to catch her, and get the filter out of her mouth WITHOUT hurting her or breaking her neck. She was freaking out too, obviously, and trying to swallow her 'treat' as fast as possible. I finally caught her and yanked the filter and as much tabacco, paper as possible out. I am pretty sure I got most if not all of it. But the cigarette butt was the SAME one the kid behind us smokes!! I need to calm down before I go talk to his grandma, or I may shove a few cigarettes down HIS throat... ::mutters::
This may just be my initative to quit smoking...
(I am 110 percent positive it was not one of my cigarettes, I am VERY vigilant about disposing my own in a topped garbage can.)
Sorry.. I just had to vent.. Any tips on how to talk to the grandma? This has happened twice, and Joon getting a butt is crossing the line. I've talked with the KID, but now I need to do something else. Thanks again..