Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bumpkins & I...great minds...

The bird nest turned up precipitately empty. Then I spotted some 'evidence' of rat in the vicinity, so I set the 'hav-a-hart' trap. I used that instead of the typical Victor snap trap because it was out in the open and I didn't want a cat or bird or other unintended prey to get injured.

The next morning I had a huge mother rat. After dispatching her as humanely as possible, I reset the trap. A few minutes later, Bumpkins, my shadow, turned up to investigate the goin's on and see if there was anything she could do to help.

After determining that the bait was of no interest to her and that the rats were laying low, she noticed me inside snapping her picture and struck a noble pose.

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