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The Underbiters: Burley

on July 25, 2010 - 12:40pm


Made of burlap and rope, Burley is a waddling wannabe scarecrow.

He's very aware that scarecrows are normally propped up on wooden crosses or platforms, and since he wants to be taken seriously - despite his tiny size - I often find him teetering on top of the pencils in the mug by my computer, or balancing on the handle of the utensils (wooden spoons are his favourite, but he'll make due with a plastic spatula) in the kitchen. I'm not sure what he's scaring away, but I can tell you I've never seen crows in either area.

If Burley sees a spider or fly in the house, he'll slowly start creeping towards it, then burst into a full sprint to run the critter off.

I don't have any pets, but this behaviour should be taken into consideration by anyone adopting him. You might see your cat streaking down the hall one day as if it's fleeing for its life.

Favourite foods include straw, earthworms and feathers.

He has now been added to the Underbiter Gallery with views of his back and side.

Made of polymer clay, he stands 3 inches tall.

Available for purchase below. $20 CDN plus shipping.

Update: Burley has found a new home. Fastest adoption ever. Watch for more postings tomorrow.

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