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#49 of 98 Re: I checked the mousetrap in my garage... [odie6l]
Dec 17, 2006 (1:22 pm)
Voles are really nasty. I have seen them eat through tires and make nests inside cars that have been parked for a good bit.
Okay, now I don't feel so bad about snuffing the little sucker. Now that I think about it, about 10 years ago I caught one of these things in the garage under my grandmother's house. This was soon after my divorce, when I had to move in with her. I had the snake in that garage, unknown to my grandmother. I forget how I caught the thing, but I threw it in with the snake, thinking it was just a weird mouse, to see if it would eat it. Hey, I figured it would save me a trip to the store. Well, that thing stayed in one corner and the snake stayed in another, and wouldn't go anywhere near it. After awhile, I just gave up and let the danged thing go. I wonder if the vole would have been aggressive enough to kill the snake?
#50 of 98 Re: I checked the mousetrap in my garage... [andre1969]
Dec 17, 2006 (2:21 pm)
I have black racers that live out behind our house along the stream, and they won't even mess with them. Make sure if you get a live one, watch out for the teeth, they are very sharp (I know from experience).
#51 of 98 Re: I checked the mousetrap in my garage... [odie6l]
Dec 18, 2006 (7:16 am)
oh cool, you have a stream behind your place, too?
Yeah, I learned a long time ago to watch out for the mice. I've been bitten a few times by the mice, and a few times by one of my snakes. The mice, cute as they are, pack a much meaner bite! They really sink their teeth in, whereas with the snake I guess there's just that primal fear. When they strike, I probably hurt myself more trying to pull my hand away (hitting the side of the cage, elbowing a wall, etc) then the actual bite!
On the garage front, I've reset the trap, but I haven't caught anything else. Maybe it was just the one vole? I thought it was an odd coincidence though, that on two separate occasions, I started up two different cars, and it just happened to be in THAT car! Somehow, I think there are more than just one.
#52 of 98 Re: I checked the mousetrap in my garage... [andre1969]
Dec 18, 2006 (5:49 pm)
Yeah, the townhouse we are in right now has a small creek behind it. The best part about the creek is it's name. All the streams, creeks, rivers and what not through-out PA seem to have names and what makes it even funnier is there is a legitimate road sign down at the road where the creek goes under with the name on it. The name of the creek is "Snits Creek" (yes that is a "N"). well right after we moved here, I went out and bought an old wooden oar and snapped it in 2 and tied it to the sign. I guess you can say it was a reference to "The person who went up Snits Creek without their paddle." The township didn't find it funny and removed it after about a week, but the sign is still there. It's gonna be sad to move to the new house, but yet exciting too.
PS - I will go out tomorrow and snap a picture of the sign to put on my carspace.
#53 of 98 Re: I checked the mousetrap in my garage... [odie6l]
Dec 23, 2006 (4:43 pm)
Sorry, didn't get around to taking the picture of the sign yet, but boy howdy is my new garage coming along great (and the house attached to it too). If you go onto My Carspace (link below) you can go to my Family Homepage and check out the build progress.
Jan 08, 2007 (3:49 pm)
yay... I now have concrete in the garage. I will have to do a before and after picture of the floor when I'm going to seal it with the Epoxy.
Jan 10, 2007 (8:58 am)
congrats on the floor epoxy! I still have about 1/4th of my garage floor to do. I probably should have done it all at once, but I didn't want my convertible to have to sit outside for 7-8 days for the stuff to seal, so I figured I'd just come back to that spot! I'll probably do it in the spring when it warms up a bit.
Oh, as for the critters in my garage, so far I've caught one vole and three mice.
#56 of 98 Re: cool... [andre1969]
Jan 10, 2007 (1:44 pm)
just remember mice are like rabbits... where there's one, there's probably three (hundred).
#57 of 98 Re: cool... [odie6l]
Jan 15, 2007 (2:41 pm)
LOL......That is true Odie
#58 of 98 Garage pictures
Jan 15, 2007 (5:28 pm)
here are 2 pictures of the new garage.
Taken Jan 7th.
Taken Jan 11th.
After we get into the house and the temp is right I will be doing the epoxy on the floor. I will do a before and after picture of the project.