Saturday, November 14, 2009
Outwitted By A Rodent
Since my landlord, surprise surprise, has done nothing about my rodent infestation situation....I've taken matters into my own hands. Well, sort of.
I am pretty sure that it's these grey squirrels living in the rafters of my bedroom. I see them all day on my deck. And I've discovered a massive hole in my foundation which I'm almost sure they are using to get into the walls.
Anyway, I've got one of those animal traps pictured above.
Four times now they've not only picked the bait, but set off the trap. How the bleep are they getting out? I can barely open the thing for crying out loud. Just now, I heard the cage bounce - and then bounce again three more times outside of my window. I was sure I had one of these rascals - so much so that I was a little afraid to go out and check.
But I went out anyway, persuaded by one of my wife's visiting friends.
And yet again the trap was empty of food and rodents!
It's a long shot, but one other possibility does exist.
Perhaps my trap is getting looted each morning by the local Chinese restauranteur?
See the comments of - Second Career Roadkill.
If someone knows how these squirrels are escaping and how I can finally nab one, please, help me out.
After I drown it, I'd be happy to Fedex you the meat in these lean economic times!