22. A New "Alarm Clock"

For most people, an ideal morning might consist waking up to the warm sun creeping in the bedroom window, along with the cheerful chirping the birds from a nearby tree. Sadly, this not the case for Michael, a part-time student works late nights as a warehouse manager. Michael home around 2:00 a.m. every night, and heads to bed to get as much sleep as until his classes start at 10:00 a.m. However, the past week, Michael has had a new " clock" that he unfortunately has no control of. is an energetic, loud, mockingbird that has decided make the tree outside of Michael's window his home.

Each morning, the bird begins singing as as possible at exactly 5:55 a.m. and does stop until late into the night. Most city begin the day with sweet, gentle chirps that barely even be heard indoors, but the sounds mockingbirds are very distinct and consist of various that the mockingbird hears and then imitates. This include chirps from other birds, or even car and school bells.

After one week of losing as a result of the bird noises, Michael to do something. "Go away!" he screamed out window. When that didn't work, he started throwing at the tree to try to scare the away. This only made the bird get even ! As a final resort, Michael phoned his local Control, and requested to get someone to remove bird from the area. "We can't do that," the Animal Control Specialist. "Mockingbirds are a valued of North America's wildlife and are protected by laws. You should consider yourself lucky to have so close to home. Just enjoy the beautiful of nature."

Furious, Michael hung up the phone, threw himself on the couch, dozing off into deepest sleep he had ever experienced all week. five minutes later he awoke to a thunderous "-caw!" coming from outside.