Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Surprise, surprise, surprise

(Do you hear Gomer Pyle in your head when you read that title, or is it just me?)

Our day was going along as usual.

Then Clarence came home and went out to do his chores. He got the surprise, and it wasn't a pleasant one.

He keeps a live trap set most of the time. We've had issues with raccoons, possums, woodchucks, and a mink(!) getting into his animals and the garden so he leaves a trap set up, hoping the critters will get caught before catching any of his rabbits or chickens.

This system has been known to backfire a time or two in the past. Just like it did today.

What do you do when you catch one of these in the trap?

You can't release it without getting sprayed. You can't kill it without getting sprayed. It really is a no-win situation.

Unfortunately, this one was small enough to spray from inside the trap. It got him as he walked past it. The previous ones have been larger and unable to lift their tails enough to spray him while inside the trap.

I've heard that tomato juice gets the smell out of pet's fur. I'm not thinking that will work on his jeans. Or his wallet.

Anyone know how to save his wallet, at least?
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  1. I've heard that fire gets the smell out:>) Of course, the wallet isn't usable after that, lol! Poor Clarence!


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