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Squirrels: Rats with good PR

In Mammals, Uncategorized on December 12, 2010 at 2:37 pm

No. My name's not Tufty. It's Gordon, or Butch to my friends.

We had a pair of squirrels about six months ago. Now we have, I think, six of them. Or maybe there are more. These are not your cute little endangered European reds with their tufty ears and cute tails curved over their heads. Definitely not.

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Okay, who terminated my termite mound?

In Insects, Mammals, Uncategorized on July 10, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Something ripped the top off this termite mound and raped the nest inside. But what?

If you’ve ever tried to get rid of a termite mound, you’ll know it’s not easy. They look like big piles of soil but they’re amazingly hard. To dig one out completely takes several hours of hard work with a mattock. Read the rest of this entry »