Saturday, October 31, 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Something worse than rats.

 Last week one of my snap traps in the garage triggered. I have to keep traps in there because mice apparently love new car wiring. I don't keep any food out there. They just protect the Audi. The trap was by the garage door, but whatever triggered it dragged the trap to the fire door. And it was the large size trap, so whatever it was was big.

Then we started finding these ginormous poops. The kind that make you a little frightened about what's living out there. We think it's probably super rats at this point.

We want to get this problem solved quickly because winter is coming. That just makes more of them. So we put out a large sticky trap. Normally we don't use these because they tend to trap other things. Like birds. But the trap was going to be in our sheltered garage and snap traps can take a little while to work.

Night one - the trap disappears. Completely gone.

Night two - again the trap vanishes. But we were able to find one of them eventually.

Night three - we put another sticky trap out with a chocolate chip in the middle because.... what doesn't like chocolate? A few hours later we hear flapping in the garage. Out we go to investigate.

I open the fire door and I can see it's right there behind the door and he's BIG! Mr S. gets ready to dispatch it, and then I see the teeth@! Fuuuuuck. It's a baby opossum. And he's MAD! How would we even begin to get this thing off the sticky trap?

It runs off and we have to regroup.  I have no problem killing mice or rats because there will be a million more. But opossums.... what the hell do I do with that?

We just decide to leave it in the garage and see what happens. But I'm freaked out to go out there because I'm sure this little ankle bitter is going to come out from under the car and take revenge.

Day 1. Nothing. 

Day two  - Nothing.We think it might have left.

Day three? The sticky trap with the chocolate chip just reappears behind the fire door. I guess he got himself dislodged. Apparently these things have super rodent strength, because those sticky traps are crazy sticky. But why the hell is this thing living in my garage anyway?

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

If you are wondering who buys the 300 dollar skeleton from Home Depo...... It's this guy. I was hoping I would see one this year. I have to admit - it would be funny to see an army of them.


Sunday, October 25, 2020

The mini crawls.

I have to give this house credit. The body is weighted ~really~ well.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020