Monday, May 14, 2007


I love deer and I love okra so now I have a dilemma because deers are eating my okra plants. I'm sure the squash and peas are next. People told me that if you get human hair from a beauty shop that a deer won't come anywhere near your garden, but I've had other people tell me it's a waste of time.
I'm real close to putting up an electric fence around the plot.
We've been overrun with critters the last few days. Last night we let Ol' Buddy out to take a walk before we retired. I was writing last night's blog entry when Jilda started screaming "COME HERE - HURRY". I've lived with her long enough to know that something was going down so I hustled out to the front yard. Down under the azalea bushes Ol' Buddy was snarling, growling and barking frantically. The bushes were shaking like there was a grizzly bear in there. Buddy turned tail and ran out from under the bush growling as if to say WHERE ARE THE RE-ENFORCEMENTS!!! He was bouncing up and down like he was on a trampoline. Then he then wheeled around and headed back in. I grabbed the flashlight and started in until Jilda said it might be a snake! I stopped dead in my tracks, the hair on the back of my neck stood on end and I surveyed the ground around my bear feet post haste.
I reached in and snagged Buddy by the collar and pulled him out from the bushes. With the flashlight I saw something dart to the left. When I pulled the bushes to the side, I saw an Armadillo as big as a Ford Escort. I grabbed a small stick and threw it at him. He wheeled around and scurried off down the bank towards the road.
Ol' Buddy was still barking and snarling as he was looked at me as if to say "why did you run him off, I could have taken him out!"
It's been an interesting few day for wildlife around here.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:48 PM

    Please submit this to the DME.


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