The rodent revolution has begun.

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It was bound to happen. You can’t evict multiple families of vermin over the course of a summer and not expect retribution.

The other day? I spotted this:

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Do you see it?

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It didn’t look impressive, just a weed growing in the gutter. But when I asked the husband to grab a ladder and remove it?

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We realized it was more like a potted plant.

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With a large amount of potting soil.

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Half of the down spout was packed with dirt and had to be removed.

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Shaken heartily.

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And unclogged with a screwdriver.

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Piles of lovely dark potting soil were packed in there for what I can only surmise were nefarious purposes.

It was momma red squirrel, I know it.

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That bitch has been plotting her revenge ever since I chased her children out of the eaves. And if you think a rodent revolution is ridiculous?

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History disagrees.

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20 thoughts on “The rodent revolution has begun.”

  1. I had a section of downspout that, by the time I was done trying to clear it, had to be thrown away. Too many screwdriver accidents. Seems you’re fighting battles on many fronts – I hope things ease up for the weekend.

    By the way, I just read an article about how Maine is becoming a choice relocation destination for New Yorkers. Maybe you can relocate some of your critters 😉

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  2. Alas. The dreaded gutters. I clean mine about once every 6 weeks, and flush them every six months with a pressure washer. Of course, I do not appear to be on any rodent’s “bounty hunter” list, either. Our nemesis is Oak Trees. Since we got rid of the two dead ones, my task has become much easier.

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  3. It’s a good thing you were able to discover the new enemy base before that baby tree thing became any bigger. Word on the street is that they were planning to build a little tree house in the little tree and install a little machine gun they could use to fire pecan bullets at anyone who breached the perimeter.

    And no, I cannot reveal my sources. Just trust that the danger was real and plan accordingly…

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