Bird Droppings

26 Apr

I’ve got another mystery going on. Right on my street this time. So I’ve put on my Detective Dog hat and I’m off to investigate.

Bongo with Detective Dog hat covering his eyesWhatever it is, it doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to leave, so I’ve got plenty of time for my investigation.

The man who walked by with his little dog seemed to be a bit concerned though. He told his dog to stay away from it and made a point of telling my person it was there.

I’m not sure why it isn’t leaving. These things usually don’t hang out when dogs start bothering them. I hardly ever even come across one.

Wait a minute. This thing isn’t moving at all. Does that mean it can’t move?

It can’t be dead because anything dead in the street is squashed flat. This is definitely not flat.

Maybe it’s playing dead, hoping it will be ignored.

I don’t think these guys are smart enough to do that though.

Maybe a bird accidently dropped it as it flew by.

That’s it! There’s some bird out there who knew I needed something to investigate so the bird dropped this right at the end of my driveway. Right where I would find it.

That bird must love me.

Bongo sniffing a dead bull snake


Posted by on April 26, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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40 responses to “Bird Droppings

  1. marina kanavaki

    April 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Bongo, that “bird dropping” froze in your presence!!! I’d leave it be… Sometimes bird droppings may come to life!!!

    • Bongo

      April 26, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      Marina, my person passed the “bird dropping” when she was going to the mailbox and when she came back it was still in the same position with its head up – so she tapped it with a stick and it didn’t move. Maybe I scared it to death.

  2. jaxart4animals

    April 26, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Eeek! Is that a rattle snake?

    • Bongo

      April 26, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      Jackie, it’s just a baby bull snake. They’re harmless and actually good to have around because they get rodents. The person who passed by it with his little dog thought it might be a rattle snake – but there’s no sign of a rattle anywhere.

  3. angelswhisper2011

    April 26, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Yikes! Is it real, Bongo… I think you can better give me your cap, not to investigate, but to close my eyes 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 26, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      Little Binky, I’ll let you use my cap as long as you give it back when you’re done. I’ve got some more investigating to do.

  4. Blueberry's human

    April 26, 2013 at 11:34 am


    • Bongo

      April 26, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Blueberry’s human, it’s a good kind of snake. My person says to watch out when it rattles but this one doesn’t.

  5. Two French Bulldogs

    April 26, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Yikes! Run for the hills
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      April 26, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      Benny & Lily, the hills are where the rattlesnakes hang out. I guess I’d better watch my step.

  6. Genevieve Petrillo

    April 26, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Spaghetti! Yay! I love that delicious stuff! Wait. What??

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      April 26, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      Cupcake, it’s a special kind of thick spaghetti. I’ve heard it’s good to eat but I’ve never tried it.


    April 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Run Bongo Run!!!!

    • Bongo

      April 26, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      Max, I would run, but I think I already scared that snake to death.

  8. FleaByte

    April 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Bongo, that doesn’t look like the good kind of snake. Did you take it home?

    • Bongo

      April 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      FleaByte, I didn’t have to take it home because I found it right next to my driveway. I don’t think my person would ever let me take it in the house though.

  9. Kat n collies

    April 26, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Uh oh! Our mom would have run the other way if she met one of those in our walks!

    • Bongo

      April 26, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Kat n Collies, whenever we meet a live one (which isn’t often) it usually runs the other way before we even have a chance.

  10. philosophermouseofthehedge

    April 26, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Whoa – take a cue from Molly: bark bark bark!

    • Bongo

      April 26, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Karen and Molly, the time my person found a live one in the driveway she wouldn’t even let me out of the house to bark at it.

  11. Patricia

    April 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I can never remember…pointed head poison, flat ok…or flat poison, pointed ok. That’s why I stay away from snakes.

    • Bongo

      April 26, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Patricia, we only have two kinds of poisonous snakes here. Rattlesnakes are obvious because they have the rattle on their tails. The other kind is a coral snake and you just remember RYB for red yellow black. That’s the order of the colors on a coral snake. I’ve never run across either on my trails.

  12. Bassa's Blog

    April 27, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Lovely bull snake Bongo. Tall person kept snakes as pets when he was younger – he loves them! I can’t say I’m that keen 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 27, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      Bassa, I think Tall Person and I would get along famously.

  13. colliesofthemeadow

    April 27, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Ginger says.. mmmm… leave it in the sun for a few days then eat it… yummy!!!!

    • Bongo

      April 27, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Ginger, it would be nice and crunchy then. Mmmmm

  14. kolytyi

    April 27, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Vulture spagetti? It might be because vultures like meat not pasta. Perhaps a young vulture dropped it accidentally and his mom told her not to eat it because it has become dirty. They may have their proprieties, too.

    • Bongo

      April 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Kolytyi, I think those vultures will eat anything. But around here it was more likely a hawk or raven. Who knows what they were thinking.

  15. eripanwkevin

    April 27, 2013 at 7:44 am

    *gooseskin* Oh…..snake!!! We’re not good at snakes Bongo, so you and your person are so brave!
    We have a similar snake in Japan which is called “Japanese rat snake” that is not venomous, that eats rats , so they are considered as a good snake, too.

    • Bongo

      April 27, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      Kevin, my person used to work with someone who is a snake expert, so she’s lost some of her fear of snakes by learning more about them from him.

  16. Hawk aka BrownDog

    April 27, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Hi Y’all!

    My Human won’t let me check out a snake or other crawly things ’cause we have lots of poison ones. We were warned by the DNR that some of the poison snakes were crossing with non-poison ones…so we should consider any snake a potential danger.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    • Bongo

      April 27, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      Hawk, my person had seen that snake and knew it was dead before she ever let me near it. We only have two kinds of poison snakes here and they’re pretty easy to spot if you know what you’re looking for.

  17. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    April 27, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Yikes! That is a very interesting bird dropping!

    • Bongo

      April 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      Misty Shores, I guess the birds thought I needed some excitement in my life.

  18. Flo

    April 28, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Ewwww. Careful Bongo Holmes. We’re a bit over snakes at our place! I’m glad that’s not harmful but you be careful anyway. 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 29, 2013 at 11:58 am

      Flo, I bet you’ve got a few dangerous snakes where you live.

  19. Dalton

    April 29, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Had typist been with you, she would hve ran so fast in the other direction!!

    • Bongo

      April 29, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Dalton, yesterday I saw a live snake on my trails. It ran – I mean slithered – away from me.

  20. dianeskitchentable

    May 1, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Yikes! Bongo, I have some of those things in my yard & every time I see them I jump a mile (and you know I can’t jump a mile unless it’s major)…Lola

    • Bongo

      May 1, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      Lola, I might have jumped too if this one had moved.


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