Well last week I killed my first rattle snake. It was just out my front door and wasn't very big at two feet long and an inch and a half or so in diameter. Still pretty freaky since we were also told that babies are typically more dangerous than adults. Something about controlling venom.
Photo by monkey.For the last couple of weeks we've been waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of field mice and their nails scratching away inside our air vents. I've hung the fabric sheets and it does seem to help but non the less the annoying scratching continues. The mice apparently are in large numbers too hence the snakes. I'm thinking as they are such a great feed source for them.
So this got me thinking. If we can decrease the mice, the snakes may decrease and I can get sleep all night long without interruption.
Hello Operation Kitty Cat!We don't like to use pesticides around here as everything falls into the "circle of life". I'm afraid if I poison the mice the owl, chicken, dog or coyote that eats it could get sick and die as well. So last week I picked up a bunch of kitty stuff and began to get ready. Today I brought home two rescued four month old feral cats.
After a few hours I went to check on them and found they are eating, drinking, playing with the toy I got them and