Thursday, August 7, 2008
Miss Marple : Mouse-o-matic
Now where was I ? Oh...Miss Marple: she slices, she dices, she disembowels and dismembers. She is a real mouse-o-matic! Why, every morning I find at least one of these poor little critters on the front door mat. I said at LEAST one. Miss Marple is quite proficient and prolific in her search and destroy missions aimed at any and all small varmints.~~~~~Isn't this little shrew cute ? Dead, but cute. Apparently Miss Marple does not care for the taste of shrews. Some days we find 2 or 3 shrews , completely intact, but dead, right there for our viewing pleasure when we open the front door in the morning to let her in. Guess this is how she shows us how wonderful she is. ~~~~~What you are not seeing is a picture of what we usually find at the front door. I decided to spare you, after all, my grandchildren and squeamish relatives and friends would not like to see a picture of what we find. ~~~~~We usually find GUTS. Yup, guts. Intestines, hearts, livers,unrecognizable parts of yuck. What I truly find amazing though are the neat piles. Yes, the neat piles. I have found a perfectly severed mouse head looking as if it is just there to greet me...and in perfect order , all laid out so neatly will be 4 little feet and a tail. The rest of the mouse will be missing...how does she do that ?I mean, it looks like someone went to work on the mouse with a little dissecting kit. I do believe she has a little Swiss Army Knife tucked into her claws. ~~~~~Anyway, we got tired of finding freshly killed hummingbirds, little yellow warblers, wrens, grosbeaks, finches, swallows, towhees, and anything else that flies , on the front porch. So now Miss Marple is allowed out only after dark where most of the prey is vermin. ~~~~~However, yesterday there were HUGE guts on the doormat...some poor little bunny bit the dust!