A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Monday, October 26, 2020

The Rodent Wars

I am sorry about yesterday’s post not having the words visible.  This is what happens when I don’t preview before publishing.  Blogger changed everything last month and I don’t like it.  It is really a clunky format and takes longer to create a post.  But that’s just me.  Maybe you folks who have a blog adapt to change better than I.  Anyway, I fixed Safeguarding Beans.

Our camp is about a hundred yards down the way from where we were at the beginning of the year when I was engaged in the mice and rat war.  The ground here is riddle with rodent holes.  Some places look like Swiss Cheese.  Where there are rodents there are snakes and I am extra cautious taking Beans out for it is still hot and the snakes have not gone into hibernation.   

Mice and rats fear snakes.  This got me to thinking, would placing the rubber snake I have on the dashboard be a deterrent in keeping the vermin out of the engine compartment?  The experiment is in process and I will report back on it in a few weeks.  

Beans after the BIG one.



Shammickite said...

Just looking at that snake would definitely keep me out of your engine compartment... and I'm not a mouse or a rat!
Yes blogger has made some unnecessary changes, I don't know why as it was perfectly fine the way it was. Perhaps they feel compelled to make changes just to keep their employees busy.

RedPat said...

I hate the new blogger too! I get nervous every time I have to post whereas I used to enjoy it.

Martha said...

I would be so afraid staying somewhere with so many rodents and snakes. I hope your fake snake works!

John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...


John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

Oh I did some research and read why they “had to” change the format but it made no sense and even if they had to change things they could have least done so in a way to not take away the enjoyment of blogging.

Stewart M said...

Nice to see you again and to meet Beans - we have lost a cat and gained another since we last spoke!

Hope all is well - and that the snake does the job. Hope you are well in these strange times.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

When I worked at the school, one of the boys had a toy snake just like that which he managed to drop through a gap under the lift (elevator to you). I arrived one morning to find our maintenance team armed with long sticks trying to remove the venomous creature!