#174 – Digging For Bones

Photo taken: October 17, 2016

There is a perfectly good reason why you are supposed to place your garbage bags in some kind of container when you put them out to be picked up.  Wild animals love taking a break from the tiring work of hunting prey for the many free meals that can often be found in our refuse.  Even domesticated pets like this hungry pooch above will gladly take one last crack at your unwanted leftovers.  This is just one of a whole string of photos I took of this non-ideal, yet commonplace suburban incident when it happened on my street a couple years ago.  Any similarities between this naughty dog and Fleabag (who would make his Shelf Critter Theatre debut just a week after this happened) are completely coincidental, I assure you…


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21 Responses to #174 – Digging For Bones

  1. we had this a lot in the good ole glorious times… but the foxes had a bone-nanza that way…

  2. Gives a whole new slant on “bringing home the bacon”……or “let’s have takeout tonight”……!


  3. Ally Bean says:

    Kind of a new take on the “bloom where you’re planted idea.” Dine where you can grab it!

  4. Piglove says:

    That is so true! Sometimes on trash days here, it’s a snort of a good time to look out the front door and watch the trash receptacles. Squirrels gone wild is what I like to call it in these parts. Those little guys try their best to get in the cans. Hilarious! A couple of weeks ago, a squirrel got into the neighbors can. He opened the top to put in another bag and WOW! I’m not sure which one (the squirrel or the neighbor) jumped the highest. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  5. draliman says:

    I hope he found some tasty trash.

  6. ghostmmnc says:

    I once saw a dog that had just visited some trash place. He was trotting down the road carrying a bag of food from a fast food place. He was happy as could be. 🙂

  7. They found a bear roaming the streets in the next town down the road from us in Rhode Island. Like … 4 miles away maybe? I have nothing against bears and in fact, rather like them. But do you know how much money it costs to buy a can that a bear can’t tear open? HOLY MACKEREL! Last I checked it was around $500 per can — and that was more than 10 years ago. If the bears move in, it’s gonna interesting around here.

    • Thankfully there are no bears around me, or I’d be worrying about more than just my trash getting torn apart. Even the coyotes stay on the outskirts of the city. If it’s bigger than a raccoon, I don’t want it wandering around where I live…

  8. Trisha says:

    My sweet, seemingly-innocent little girl dog did her share of trash raiding when she was a street dog in Texas. I can tell by the way she eyes any garbage can that has something hanging out of it. And once something had scattered garbage all over a neighbor’s driveway and she was SO excited. Her body language said “look, Mom, look! Unattended garbage!” A bag just laying in the street like that seems like an invitation for any dog on the loose.

  9. Ladybuggz says:

    You get fined here if a Bear gets in your garbage can, just a couple months ago we watched a huge bear devour the neighbors garbage! We have garbage cans with special clips on them that are suppose to keep the black bears out. $350.00 fine !! I think it’s sad dogs can become garbage hounds, something not right in their diet or home life, or most of all down right bored! I had a Yorkie who was renowned for garbage eating, turned out he had Cushings and excessive hunger is a symptom.

    • I never knew a dog that didn’t have a fascination with garbage. I know when I was growing up, you couldn’t leave your bags outside of a can for very long if you didn’t want them chewed open and strewn all over the place. And I never saw a possum or raccoon in my old hood, so it had to be dogs (and cats, the strays are guilty as well!)

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