Our reality is yet to be fully understood.......
I was laughing loudly while reading this!Whatever you decide to do, get to doing it. The clock is running down. When the rains begin, all of the outdoor rodentry are going to be shopping for new warm and dry homes, and your house will do just fine. A resident rat can get amazingly expensive.
We live on a small urban stream. The creek banks are a highway for small critters. Several years ago 4 of our 5 adjoining neighbors had dogs that were out during the day and inside after dark. Each dog had a bowl of kibble to snack on during the day. Once the dogs retired for the evening the night shift went to work. The uneaten kibble drew raccoons, skunks, possums, nutria and rats. Lots of rats. Two got under our house. One of them hopped up onto a gas pipe and followed it to where the pipe passed thru the floor behind the kitchen range. Once in the bright kitchen said rat dove into the first dark sanctuary it saw, a hole in the lower back corner of the appliance. Therein it burrowed thru the glass insulating blanket between the oven wall and the exterior stove panel, became trapped, and perished.
Fast forward a few days. We return from a vacation and find the house……aromatic. The stink is everywhere. Herself decides to pop a roast in the oven while I search for what must be a dead moose judging by the smell. As the roast cooks the unfound putrifying rat lodged against the oven wall heats up and bursts, releasing a cumulonimbus cloud of putrescine that permeates the very metal of the stove components, and seeps throughout the house.
To cut to the end, the new stove is white and cost $1100.
We have a lot of rabbits and a couple of great horned owls. When the owls catch a rabbit you can hear the rabbits screaming through the woods as the owls carry them away.This summer I learned that baby bunnies make a terrible screaming sound when a cat is attacking them.
Same here. Our rabbit population goes through boom and bust cycles over the years. Lately we've had a lot of rabbits around and at night (we sleep with a window open) you can definitely hear when one falls prey to an owl, bobcat or coyote.We have a lot of rabbits and a couple of great horned owls. When the owls catch a rabbit you can hear the rabbits screaming through the woods as the owls carry them away.
The coyotes around have a sing along when they make a kill. At times I wonder just how many of them there are. They can get plenty loud sometimes.Same here. Our rabbit population goes through boom and bust cycles over the years. Lately we've had a lot of rabbits around and at night (we sleep with a window open) you can definitely hear when one falls prey to an owl, bobcat or coyote.
This requires more explanation... some kind of Co2 charged nail gun trap?