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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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A Web log by Jeff Lampe of the Journal Star

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June 8: Picture of the Day

June 08, 2010 at 09:26 PM

World War III broke out in the yard this morning.

Sitting inside, my wife said, “The birds are going crazy.”

Not just the birds, a squirrel was also chattering away in the backyard.

What gives? My wife hustled out to find the damn cat with a baby robin.

Somehow she rescued the robin from the cat’s clutches and hustled the feline inside.

Then we rushed the bird off to safety. All the while, birds and a squirrel kept raising a ruckus from above. Not just robins, either. Starlings and sparrows were also chattering.

Something tells me our cat does not have many friends.

And the offer stands: If anyone needs a barn cat, send me an e-mail.


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