Monday, October 17, 2011

local visitors

These guys were all around our neighborhood last week. I can't tell you the number of times we saw them. I only have a picture of the female, the male, was eating from my neighbors yeard. One morning she was eating breakfast from our bush and then preceded to walk across the street and eat from a neighbor's tree. I've seen a lot of moose and it is still as exciting as the first moose I ever saw.

This poor little guy has been visiting our house ever since we've moved here. One time he made it into our house and I got it out w/o killing it. It visits our porch multiple times a day looking for crumbs. We made the mistake of shaking our rugs out onto the porch and I think that was our problem. But what once was a cute little chipmunk (or maybe a squirrel, I don't know) became an intruder. I saw him climb up our raingutter (w/ sticks in mouth) and go under our roof several times. Immediately I told Jeff we needed to kill it. I'm protective of my family and home and I wasn't going to let a chipmunk nest for the winter in our attic, or even worse, give birth to a bunch of chipmunks and cause havoc to our home. We borrowed a BB gun and whoever saw the thing had to kill it. Well Jeff shot it, 3 times, before it finally fell over and was dead. I kinda was hoping I'd kill it, but I don't think I would've expected him to continue jumping from tree to tree and I don't think I would've been able to shoot and hit it 3 it's probably better Jeff did it and the chipmunk didn't have to suffer too long. The kids wanted pictures. I suggested wearing protective gloves and Jeff laughed. I had no desire to hold a dead chipmunk. Part of me was scared it would wake up and bite me. I know that's ridiculous but I've seen too many scary movies and that's what always happens. So Jeff threw the chipmunk off our cliff to get rid of it. It was hilarious. When he chucked it, he was holding it by the tail, the tail came off, still left in Jeff's fingers, and the dead body barely made it off the cliff. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.

Never a dull moment at our house.


Coordination Queen said...

I can just picture the chipmunk flinging... Made me laugh too.

The Shaws said...

Oh man! I am laughing at the tail in Jeff's hands.

Anonymous said...

The girls won't touch pumpkin pulp but they'll touch a dead chipmunk! go figure!!