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April 7, 2004

Rodent Season

Filed under: Humor — mlah @ 10:15 pm

Evil Rodent

everybody remember my ducks?

i have this pair of ducks nesting right by my walkway. there are at least 6 eggs in the nest.

well, there were.

now there are only 4. and the nest has been empty for a while.

i don’t know for sure who broke those two eggs. the shells are scattered all over the area surrounding the nest.

i like to think that none of the neighborhood boys were stupid or calous enough to do it. it’s a possibility, but not certain.

i don’t think it was a dog. dogs are cool.

could have been a cat. cats are evil like that. they’d totally try to blame a dog too.

hmmm, guess what that leaves.


now some peoplke like to call them squirrels. but that’s just the polite politically correct term. quoting michael j fox on spin city, ‘squirrels are just rats with good PR’. i agree.

and they’re always staring at you with those wee beady eyes. there’s something going on in there. they’re thinking. they’re plotting.

fortuneately for me, my black rocket lava lamp has held them at bay from my apartment thus far. i don’t know how long that will last though.

i’ve been reading where other bloggers have been having trouble with squirrels. like kristin and lauren over at madpony. you’ll have to search through their archives, but there are a couple of entires about varmint trouble.

i got the picture from their website. i’ll have to post some of mine own.

be on the lookout. the squirrels are out there. and they’re watching!

i’m going to have to


  1. Couple of comments bout squirrels. My *dh, before he got sick, brought a baby squirrel home in a cage one day..he had rescued it from the jaws of sure death…a cat had nabbed it. He named the thing, Rocky. I told him Rocky could stay but if he brought home Bullwinkle, HE would have to go.
    Rocky still runs around our ‘hood, terrorizing cats. And yes, squirrels can be cute, used to have one who would come scratch on my door to be fed! But they are truly varmints. I planted tulip bulbs and the varmints would dig them up and eat the bulbs. Lady at the flower shop gave me hints on how to keep the critters away so I could get some to grow, and it didn’t even involve my urge to get out the .22!
    *dh=darling husband

    Comment by Aunt Rose — April 7, 2004 @ 10:44 pm

  2. Two words, Mlah. Havahart traps. That way, you can either take them somewhere far away and let them go, or release them onto a trebuchet of your own design to teach them how to fly.

    Comment by og — April 8, 2004 @ 6:14 pm

  3. But aren’t we all just squirrels trying to get a nut?

    Madame B

    Comment by Madame Butterfly — April 8, 2004 @ 7:35 pm

  4. apparently not. they’re squirrels trying to get an egg. my eggs.!

    Comment by mlah — April 8, 2004 @ 8:45 pm

  5. your eggs…

    Comment by Da Goddess — April 11, 2004 @ 1:01 am

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