Today he was back again. It was Ginger who told me he'd been seen in the area at first but I soon found out the truth of it when I saw him sitting on my wall. I was inside looking out and there was no clearway open to me or we may have had a rematch. I was frustrated that I could not get out to warn him off and had to settle for hissing from here. My longlegs were out AGAIN, and there was no-one to open a clearway so I just watched.
He moved from the wall and I was furious to see he jumped down into my garden . I swear he smirked when I jumped in anger and hissed fit to burst. Instead of retreating to safety though he just commenced to stalk across the lawn to where he could hear birdsong. That was a huge mistake on his part. He had just passed where I was sitting when out of the sky flew a large black and white streak of flying thing. It passed over his head and screamed. It sailed high and then with another screech came down again just missing his head. He looked up in fear. Black and white came again at speed from the sky towards black and white now cowering in the grass. He turned and started to run but still the flying thing came, swooping down low over his head. Up on the wall he jumped and the claws connected with his head. Off down the other side he went and through the members of the gate I saw him steaming off towards the village. With the flying thing chasing him away.
Out of sight the flying thing, a Magpie came back and roosted on a tree in the garden. He must have thought the Superior's colour was an invader.
Later when my longlegs returned and opened a clearway for me I walked to the village where I met the others. Ginger told me he's seen the superior come running towards him from my direction and thought he was going to fight, so he's quickly boxed his ears and sent him sprawling. Ginger is bigger than me and must have packed a punch. The superior had jumped in through the clearway of a large longlegs chariot that delivered things and had hidden under a seat. The gang had sat outside and taunted him.
I shouldn't think I'll be seeing him in my area again.
Here is a letter I received after the incident.
most superior Oscar,
I am pleased that the magpie was there to irritate that inferior one as you were not able to show him yourself at the time just how wrong he was to set paw in your garden! The nerve of him! He must have known you had no clear way out to him or wouldn't have dared. Live long and proud oh superior one!
with great respect,
Thank you Patricia, you are most astute for a longlegs. I don't think he would have set foot there had he thought I could have reached him.