Pox in the Box -or- Skunk in the Trunk

Apologies for the post title. RhymeZone let me down again. God gave us ten commandments that are intended to create a pretty good basis for life, but sometimes life calls for something a bit more…specific. Like, say, don’t eat yellow snow. Or don’t talk about Fight Club. Or, for example, don’t squat with your spurs… Continue reading Pox in the Box -or- Skunk in the Trunk

Armadillos R Us: A Trapping Update

Update (4/2/2020): Add one more to the armadillo count below; another one became an involuntary guest early this morning. And, yes, succeeded in waking me up at 3:30 a.m. in the process. People have been clamoring* for a trapping update from Casa Fire Ant, and I respond to nothing if not clamoring. Here’s a snapshot… Continue reading Armadillos R Us: A Trapping Update

Forget catnaps; it’s skunknaps we really have to worry about

Update (10/11/19): The events described below reminded me that skunks are probably the most confident mammals on the planet. Here’s some visual evidence of that premise. ‘Cause what’cha gonna do with a cowboy When that old rooster crows at dawn When he’s lyin’ there instead of getttin’ out of bed And puttin’ on his boots… Continue reading Forget catnaps; it’s skunknaps we really have to worry about

News You Can Use To Snooze

[Ed. note — This is actually a Random Thursday (Monday edition) post, but the author has overridden staff protests in order to use, in his words, “an ever-so-cute” headline.] First, please feel free to ignore my editor’s snarky comment, which stems from an obvious case of envy. Those who can’t write, edit. The Artwork Detective… Continue reading News You Can Use To Snooze

Channeling the Wily Armadillo

Note: The following contains critical armadillo trapping advice. Ignore it at your own peril. You’ve been warned. There’s also a walking stick gif. Alert Gazette readers will recall the account of my armadillo trapping woes, wherein the creatures were zooming in and out of the malfunctioning trap as if it were a port-a-potty next to… Continue reading Channeling the Wily Armadillo

Random Thursday: The Tuesday Edition

It’s been awhile since we’ve published a Random Thursday article [Ed–After reviewing this, it’s obvious that it hasn’t been long enough.] Trapping Fails Following a very quiet winter and early spring in which I actually contemplated the notion that I had trapped out the nuisance wildlife population in our immediate neighborhood. Lately, however, our game… Continue reading Random Thursday: The Tuesday Edition

Five Tips for Amateur Trappers in the Texas Hill Country

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of discussion on various local social media about folks who are having issues with critters tearing up their lawns and/or living where they shouldn’t be living (e.g. skunks declaring a homestead under a back yard deck). These discussions often contain a lot of good advice, as well as some that’s… Continue reading Five Tips for Amateur Trappers in the Texas Hill Country