My neighbour keeps throwing food scraps in MY garden – I've asked her to stop but she won't as she's ‘feeding the birds’ | The Sun

A WOMAN was furious when she discovered her neighbour was chucking food waste of her fence to "feed the birds".

She explained that she had recently moved into a new house and had discovered a pile of scrap food at the back of the garden.

The woman confronted her neighbour, who said she was feeding the birds, and since hasn't stopped adding to the pile of food.

Taking to Mumsnet, the upset woman said: "I recently moved to a nice big house countryside.

""The plot is about 0.3 acres with the fences surrounding by very tall Cypresses. So no direct contact between neighbours.

"As I was walking around the plot one day I saw that one part was full of food scraps. Tomatoes, bread, bananas etc. opposite of that part there is a house.

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"Then I saw a very old lady bending over my part of the fence (technically in my property) and I asked her what she was doing, she admitted that she lives in the house and that she is throwing the scraps to feed the birds.

"I explained to her that first she can’t throwing rubbish in my house and second and most important I have small breed dogs on strict diet and it will be very bad for their health if accidentally eat the scraps.

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"I don’t believe she cares at all because we still finding scraps. She definitely doesn’t live there alone as it is a big house and a heard a baby crying as well. I have no idea how to handle this."

Fellow Mumsnet users were quick to share their thoughts on the bizarre situation.

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One person said: "Scoop it up and throw it back."

Another said: "I agree, toss it back to her side. As she doesn’t live there alone, I’d also go knock on the door and speak to any other adults there and tell them to stop her from dumping food waste in your garden."

A third said: "Absolutely put it back over. There's no reason she can't feed the birds on her side of the fence.

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Is she okay mentally? If not, then it might be worth doing some digging (not in the garden!) and finding out if she has any family you can talk to, and possibly social services if not.

"If she's doing things like that, it's not too much of a stretch that she might leave the gas on."

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