Friday, July 23, 2010

Best Grubs in the Neighborhood

Our backyard must be deemed to have the Best Grubs in the Neighborhood. At least, that’s my take on it. Here’s why…

Despite having a fenced yard, wild animals seem to love it. Ergo, the reason for the fence. That, and we have two fur-babies that we don’t want adventuring in the swampy woods behind the house.

Still, a professionally installed barrier is no deterrent for a foraging armadillo. I love the cute little ears. Hate the holes he leaves behind. Especially the huge one that he retreats into when the fur-babies are out.

Monster puppy barks and chases, then looses interest in the armored critter. But, the brave little basset is determined. Determined to do what? I’m not sure. And neither is he.

Wednesday night, he was, literally, standing on top of the grunting armadillo burrowing deep in his hole. Once I pulled the basset off him, I realized this wasn’t the same armadillo that grazed our property several months ago. He is smaller and has different coloring. I imagine he heard through the critter hotline that our grubs were worth the trouble.

I’m hoping he decided that they aren’t. Perhaps the basset’s grand stand on his back was enough to ward off the pesky digger. He hasn’t returned for seconds. Yet.

~kristal lee

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Anonymous said...

Lynn Rush says:
Out here in the desert I have to worry about snakes finding their way into the backyard. Haven’t seen one yet . . .

Happy Friday.

July 23, 2010

Kristal Lee said...

We had that issue with pygmy rattlesnakes after Hurricane Faye flooded the conservation area behind us. Thank goodness we haven’t had that problem lately.

July 23, 2010

Kristal Lee said...

dawnssong says:
LOL @ Brave Little Basset! He is too funny What else does he have to do to scare off the armadillos, though? Pulling on their tails, standing on their backs…what’s next? LOL

July 23, 2010

Kristal Lee said...

Oh, he did catch one a few months ago. Grabbed its tail as it dove under the gate. I heard a wham-wham-wham noise and went to investigate. Brody was yanking its tail, and the critter’s shell was banging against the door.

July 23, 2010

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