A&M excels; drought spells; wildlife swells; ugly cars don’t sell. (Yes, I’m unjustifiably proud of that.)
Frogs are once again dominating the local nature scene, but also a goofy raccoon, for you mammal lovers.
There was a long truce between #99 and #100 — but the Great Armadillo War has resumed.
Number 86 has been spotted, taken captive, and safely relocated.
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
Will you still need me, will you still feed me When I’m sixty-four. — Some obscure musical group It’s been a while since I posted anything about our varmint trapping endeavors at Casa Fire Ant, and although nothing of great significance has happened over the past few months, we have achieved a minor milestone:… Continue reading Trapping Update: The Armadillo Abides
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
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
Actual game camera footage from our front yard The weather isn’t the only thing heating up around Casa de Fire Ant. As I’ve previously documented — feel free to scroll through past entries; I’m too lazy to find the links — our newly sodded front lawn has been an irresistible siren call to armadillos and… Continue reading Escalating the Critter Arms Race
Random reporting on random events. Surely you’re not surprised.