Tuesday, February 1, 2011


They are Bugs Bunny. 
I am Elmer Fudd
They are kryptonite.
I am Superman.
They are Road Runner.
I am Wile E. Coyote.

In my ongoing battle against the rodent rabbits that live in my yard, I have tried the following:

Cayenne Pepper
Human Hair-(Gross but do-able)
Wolf Urine-(Getting desperate)
Rabbit Off-(Expensive and stinks)
Rabbit Fences
Ceramic Owls-(The rodents mockingly made their nasty little nest and had babies at the base of one of these worthless things last summer.)
Sling Shot-(Don't judge until you have had rabbits eat 197 of the 200 tulip bulbs you planted in your yard.)
BB Gun-(Go ahead and call PETA)
A Dog-(I think he was scared of them)
I even chased one of them around my yard with a baseball bat, which horrified CM as she had invited a friend over after school and they happened to be watching me. 
In my anger at the rodent I forgot we had company. 

I may have been going about this all wrong!!  When I came home from school drop-off the other day this gorgeous creature (some kind of a hawk I think) had swooped down and picked up his prey out of my yard!  Sorry for the graphic picture but to me it represents hope! 

I may have to start raising hawks in my backyard!! 


Anonymous said...

This is one of the funniest stories I have read anywhere in a long time!


Sam said...

Cool picture! I guess that explains where the dog went too.

Debbie said...

Sherilyn, Did you really take that picture? Love this post! :)