NEW LONDON, NH (AP) – Some people are greeted by the family dog. For Todd Westward, it’s a frowned upon complaint.
The bird started hanging out with Westward in the New London, New Hampshire, backyard last month while his family was on the trip, his wife Mary Beth Westward, Posted In Facebook. Since then, the bird, named Walter, has made itself a fixture in the yard.
“I thought it was a fluke before we left,” Mary Beth Westward said Friday. “When we left, this bird formed this crazy attachment. He was here following her every single day, all day long.”
Walter is sitting on her husband’s shoulder and arm, and has visited their backyard workplace.
Mary Beth Westward said she has received a lot of positive comments from her post, and has heard some similar stories about social grievances.
She said that she and the couple’s daughters do not have the same bond with Walter. He seems to be driving them away.
“He runs like a winged velociraptor while he follows the driveway into our cars. And he goes back upstairs and sits on the porch and pretends to be our watch-bird,” Westward said in his post. Wrote.
The ruffed grouse is the state bird of Pennsylvania. The “tame” grouse phenomenon occurs in the spring, during the peak breeding season, according to a Video Last year from the Pennsylvania Sports Commission. One theory is that the complaint is acting over-territorial.
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