One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."

Ding Dong…

…a rat is dead.

I’m keeping the image small; after all, there’s only so much a person should be asked to look at on a Monday, and you may not be up for a big ole “meet the deceased” picture.

But the image to the right does embiggen nicely for those who’ve got a hankerin’ for a look at one of the shadowy demons who’ve been haunting our living room window these past two weeks…with a ruler for comparison.

We talked a good game about relocation and all when we were first faced with the presence of one. But then we began to realize there were different sizes and a happy family of them was something we couldn’t share tenancy with.

We thank Sue for the tip about tootsie rolls as bait. It definitely seems to help, our best successes (we’ve caught a few mice, as well) coming with a combination of tootsies, peanut butter and seed.

Sorry, Ignatz.


Comments on: "Ding Dong…" (1)

  1. Anonymous said:

    Holy smoke that is one MASSIVE trap! Glad you caught him though. Maybe leave him out there for a little while as a lesson to the others?
    -Heather (Pence that is)

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