You little rat bastards.

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I was not pleased.

Not at all pleased to find the marigolds everyone told me to plant to because animals hate them flowers I’d so lovingly tended were being beheaded.

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My first thought was woodchucks because those little devils have decimated my gardens in the past. So I liberally sprayed everything with coyote urine. ( Helpful hint – don’t do this on a windy afternoon like yours truly. People will shun you for days.)

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The next morning?

Another beheading.

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The day after that? Two.

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Third day? Three decapitations and multiple plants nibbled down to nubs.

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I was livid and rethinking my woodchucks are so cute! policy. Until….

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I watched a mouse come out from under the baby barn and try to drag a marigold blossom in. Mice? Since when do mice eat marigolds? Do I have a mutant strain of blossom munching rodents nesting in our lawn mowers? Turns out I do, and though I never ever resort to poison?

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When I found multiple piles of rodent poo, I did. No mutant mouse is going to nest in the husband’s new $5,000 zero turn tractor. Uh uh. Not happening.

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28 thoughts on “You little rat bastards.”

    1. I hate to do it, not for the mice but for any other creature…. but we live across the street from a vegetable farm and next door to horses on both sides. It’s easy to be over run.

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  1. Rat bastards is right!! Ugh, as much as I hate rodents, which in my life the metaphors applies to some coworkers, I understand your frustration. How dare those like Mickeys do that to your garden. But, be warned, Red Bitch Squirrel could be using them as a distraction, just sayin’.

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      1. Not that I know of. And the best mouse poison was taken off the market a few years ago. I still have a little left but nothing else works so I might be in trouble soon.

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  2. Everything single shred of green has been eaten off my marigolds, which I planted because I was told bugs hate them. I suspect earwigs, which are too numerous around here to eradicate.

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  3. Mice eat marigolds? I thought marigolds were the gold standard [no pun intended] of flowers that rodents hated. Love the title of this, btw. I haven’t heard that saying in years.

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