voles: the cutest of all evils

January 24, 2010

A plague has descended onto our little oasis of green in this desert of snow that is Wallowa Valley.  Seeking anything green these little monsters rise out of the ground at night like a horde of vegan zombies and pillage their way through the greenhouse laying waste to all in their path (example of pillage).

to combat these evil hordes we have a trap-line composed of mouse traps baited with strawberry bubble gum.  Experiencing limited success with this approach I have developed a plan B which is a combination of my cat and zombie fighter Ash from the Evildead films.  Henry (the cat) has proven reluctant to use the chainsaw I developed for him but he has taken surprisingly quickly to the double barrel shotgun,  The damage to the greenhouse may be irreparable but at least we took out a few of Satan’s favorite rodents along with it.

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2 Responses to “voles: the cutest of all evils”

  1. Dan S said

    I ran a sick trap-line in Portland a few years back. I suggest peanut butter, unless it’s too cold in there. Also, mouse traps have a tendency to become too sensitive or not sensitive enough after being tripped a few times; make sure you calibrate them.

    Really, though, I think the cat is the way to go.

    Keep posting your good stories and shots; I miss Wallowa County, but at least I’ll be back there in March!

    best,
    Dan

  2. cvydesign said

    Are you sure he’s not just eating them? Look at that stomach.

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