The Motel 6 for Rodents

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Spring has been threatening to arrive all winter and has finally done so.   Unfortunately my cottage has become the Motel 6 for rodents during this past winter. Along with the budding trees and flowers comes the inevitable yard clean up.  This is when I take stock of any household damages my little cottage suffered withstanding the winter and rodents. This year it was Rodents 3, Carol 0. You see, living out in the woods has its benefits enjoying the wildlife around you but sometimes it can be a human vs. animal battle reminiscence of Bill Murray and the rodent in “Caddyshack”. As I recall it didn’t end well for Murray’s character.

Through out the last few months we’ve been the home of rabbits, skunks, squirrels, mice, spiders and a snake. They apparently thought my abode looked pretty cozy for the winter and hunkered down. Cleaning out the garage was more like going through Wild Kingdom except I wasn’t in a car. Apparently the snake that lives in my garage hibernated all winter and broke our roommate agreement regarding the section of keeping the mouse population down. Mickey & Minnie Mouse opened up a saloon in a corner of the garage amongst some boxes. They musta’ put on one helluva variety act for half of the Pide Piper’s drunken rats it looked like. Read More