In addition to being infested by stinkbugs, in addition to having a mouse deconstruct part of my minivan, in addition to having raccoons in the chicken coop....well....the drama just never ends. It's varmint central here! Where should I start?
I'm on my fourth - that's right fourth - mouse caught in the minivan since this past fall. I get rid of one and another moves on in. I catch them in glue traps, and then feel guilty all day since I can't bear to put them out of their misery myself. My husband has to do the duty when he gets home. They're soooo cute (sob).
We have a possum stealing our chicken food. He's still on the loose.
Our rooster Gilbert continues to play the part of a varmint by crowing on our deck every morning long before daylight has arrived.
And we set out a trap, for that possum. Well look what we caught instead:
This was one angry cat, folks. My husband said, "Maybe you should go let it out, you're better with cats." So I started to head downstairs and heard him yell after me, "Don't get bit!" That's when I knew I had been suckered. The cat was very feral and growling and hissing. I aimed him downhill as I opened the cage, hoping he'd make a mad dash and not into me! Luck was with me that day, and we haven't seen him around since.
Have you had any varmints wreaking havoc this winter?