Someone stole our bird feeders. Can you believe that shit?
We were out for a walk this afternoon, and got back around 6 PM — I can remember church bells ringing as we approached our block. And in between then and 10 minutes ago, while it was thunderstorming, someone ripped off three of our four bird feeders from the front yard (a tube feeder, a finch feeder, and a hummingbird feeder). Neither of the two tube feeders on the side of the house are missing, nor are any of the three feeders in the back yard. But the ones in the front were the nicest, which was probably stupid, but it made us happy to look out and see them out there. Now they’re gone, dammit.
I phoned in a police report — the woman who took down the information probably thought I was crazy to be reporting such a minor theft, but hey, they came to over $70 value together, so that’s not nothing — and Karsten and I went out to look around and see if maybe someone just threw them aside. We saw footprints and were able to see how the person crossed the yard, but it didn’t tell us anything more than that. And then it started raining again, so even if it was valuable evidence, it’s gone now.
I’m just so incredibly disappointed in people who would steal bird feeders from someone else’s yard. It’s not like they’re stealing food or other necessities — it’s just a plain ugly thing to do.
Good thing I was already in a bad mood, so this isn’t really ruining it.