Wanted !!!! Pied Piper. Pays Bad, Eggs Good.

Yes keepers, rats, so far I have seen the local stray cat take one from the garden, big enough to feed her family, i myself caught one that was burrowing under the black plastic that covers an area under the deck, to stop the weeds coming up, next bit not for the squeemish,close eyes now, I clubbed it with end blunt side of the axe, direct hit, not to sound too macabre, it kind of reminded me of one of those funfair sideshows,with the mallets and the strange looking clowns that pop out of the holes, and if you hit enough of them you win a cuddlely monkey.

I have set a trap under the house, on the path of a little vermin, I can see it’s little footprints,left in the dust that has gathered on the top of an old printer left by a previous tenant,( soon to be appearing on TradeMe), the printer that is not the previous tenant. The rat has not been fooled by the trap as yet, infact it has eaten all of the dairy lea slice off of the trap without setting it off, careful eating this rat. It now has a small smorga’s board of food, chick crums, laying pellets of two varieties, and dairy lea cheese, no wonder it’s quite happy to live under our house.

The hens are very good at alarming us to any prowlers in the garden, they wentt off at about 5:30 this afternoon, and sure enough ,when I went to investigate, the local bird catching cat Leroy, ( a cornish rex), had reappeared in the garden after a good 2 months away, probably run out of sparrows and blackbird chicks.

It was a bit of a day for returning animals, as if they had all been on holiday for a few weeks too, back from there summer hols and popped by to say hi, for not only did Leroy swing by, but a family of Mallards came back that had been visiting before christmas, Mum with her 6 ducklings all grown up, really lovely that they remembered us, as they came back to the front door as she has now with two sets of ducklings, and they came straight in through the front door and into the hallway demanding bread, at least I think that what they were saying, I gave then 3 slices, they left me 3 presents in the hall, maybe thats a formal custom in Mallard circles, I didn’t say anything, just incase I offended any of them, ( thank goodness for wooden floors) and off they went.

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