Albuquerque lady solves loopy downside
You can remove Karra from the suspect list.
“I don’t like peanuts myself, I even thought about it, I’ve never bought peanuts in my life.”
Maybe it was some crazy prankster who left her in her garden all the time.
“I thought at first it was my neighbors behind me throwing peanuts over the wall, but they moved and new people moved in and the peanuts were still here and then they moved and the peanuts were still here,” said Johnson .
So she followed the one trail that usually comes through social media these days. She said she went to her Next Door app to see if anyone would release any information about her.
“Someone said that bush jays bury peanuts everywhere.
But why this particular courtyard? And where do all these peanuts come from? We put these questions to the experts.
“There are ten thousand birds on this planet and it seems like a lot of them are doing all sorts of things,” said Diane Longenecker, senior keeper of the ABQ Park Bird Department. “It’s probably either crows, ravens, or bush jays, if it’s the whole peanut, if it’s peanut pieces, it would be tit mice or woodpeckers.”
She said that once birds find a safe place to eat, they will be regulars for years.
“You learn. You will learn from an adult, ‘Hey, this is a good place to eat.'”
Longenecker said that some birds’ short-term memories expand at this time of year – so they can remember where to put their food longer.
“They’re probably digging, shoving the peanut in the ground, and they’ll come back and eat it later.”
In short, the case is closed and Johnson didn’t seem too salty.
“I just have to have the sweet spot for wildlife,” said Johnson.
Johnson told KOB 4 that she sees a number of different birds in her yard, and they – and their clams – are always welcome.