Posts from November 1, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Here we are - Thanksgiving time once again, and to most people this means food! Family gathered around the dining room table loaded down with delectable, mouth-watering food; golden turkey with all the fixings, Aunt Judy's famous mashed potatoes, honey-sweetened sweet potatoes, stuffing, peas, carrots, cranberry sauce and that green bean casserole thing.
Your mind slowly begins to settle down and that muscle spasm in your lower back begins to let up. You feel yourself beginning to drift away into the land of Z’s when all of a sudden something snaps you back. What was it? There was a sound! You are sure of that; but where did it come from and what was causing it? Perhaps you just imagined it. Maybe it was just the beginning of an unusual dream somewhere in the recesses of your mind. You listen very carefully, and the only thing you hear is silence. Sweet silence! It must have been the pepperoni pizza, you decide, and snuggle back in to resume your much needed rest. But wait! You hear it again. Yup, definitely a bit louder this time! You can make out a scratching sound, or is it a chew chewing sound? Either way, it is more annoying than the drip of a faucet, you decide. You sit up in your bed and clutch the duvet close as you strain your ears in hopes of figuring out what this intrusion on your sleep is. There it is again! Definitely a scratchy, chewy sound – and it’s coming from behind your walls! That’s when it hits you – mice. There are mice living in your walls! So much for your restful night’s sleep as you worry and wonder how they could’ve found their way into your home, and which dreadful germs and diseases they (and their parasites) are carrying?
Bats are not the things of nightmares many people believe them to be, but that is what makes them so dangerous. What? It may sound like circular reasoning, but it is true. The fact that bats are generally docile creatures is what makes them a threat. This is because when people don't take them as seriously as they should, until they get attacked.
Have you ever seen a skunk acting aggressively? No, we don't mean like Pepe Le Pew, the famous cartoon skunk from Warner Bros., known for such phrases as: "Do not come whihz me to ze Casbah; we shall make beautiful muzicks togethzzer right here!" and "You are ze peanut and I am ze brittle." There is no doubt about it, Pepe Le Pew was definitely an aggressive skunk, but in a cute and funny way. When it comes to real skunks acting aggressively, there is nothing cute nor funny about it.