Friday, September 19, 2008

NEMESIS IN THE BACK YARD



Buster has barely recovered from his beaver nightmare of summer. Guess what? We girls have something FAR MORE SINISTER to worry about!



We have a creature living in our back yard that is so fierce, so evil, that no effort must be spared to remove it from our sight!


Its vile presence was discovered several weeks ago when nocturnal noises emanated from beneath the very deck that we patrol each evening. We barked. We scratched. We alerted the neighborhood. It taunted us. We had NO idea what it was!

Then Dad was trimming a dead branch next to the birdhouse...

We'd noticed that something had enlarged the entrance by chewing the wood away.


The creature JUMPED out and clung to the trunk of the maple, staring at us with bulbous, lemur-like eyes! It was vile and fearless. Dad winced and Mom looked at it with horror.

We'd never seen anything quite like it!

Mom muttered something about eschewing her customary pacifism and purchasing an automatic weapon. She remembered what a family of these demons had done to the cottage in New Hampshire, once they got inside.

We consulted our long-legged neighbor, who told us just what this nefarious, nocturnal natural disaster was...

B. explained that Glaucomys sabrinus is a triumph of natural selection. It is perfectly adapted for a single purpose: to torment Kerry Blue Terriers. He said he was very sorry, but we were doomed.


What now?



Do we meekly accept our fate?



Buster says he's going to gnaw down the tree and field-dress this rodent-from-hell.



Mom says there will be babies. This is a National Emergency.



Stay tuned,



Bailey & Persephone



6 comments:

Faya said...

Oh mes amis ! Quelle horreur ! Ne baissez pas les pattes.....je pourrais venir vous aider mais Véronique dit que j'aurais certainement trop peur...(c'est malheureusement vrai....). Mais je suis en pensée avec vous.
Bisous et bonne chasse
Faya

Maggie and Mitch said...

Is it one of those nasty red squirrels, Buster? We've had those inside our dad's workshop. They come out and play when we go inside the house! The nerve of them!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Caz and Ludo the cool dude said...

Scarey stuff when I first saw the pic I thought it was a bat.
But after reading on realised a flying squirrel. look quite argggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh scarey.
well I hope it packs it's bags soon and vacates your tree as soon as poss.Good luck.

Ludo the cool dude.

Stanley said...

Hey Sephie & Buster!

Yes, I've been a bad bad bud to you guys, but I'm back now and I'm going to catch up on all you've been doing this summer.

But first, about your rodent!

Is there any way to lure it back into that birdhouse with something nice and juicy to eat, do surveillance, and have the hooDAD trap it inside once it goes for the tasty treat?

Then you can transport it several hundred miles away and let it loose. Kiss that birdhouse good-bye, but hey, it would be worth it, don't ya think?

If I come up with some other idea, I'll let you know. Better yet, let me get Stella right on this. She's amazingly good at flushing out unwanted guests (or at least getting them to leave earlier than they planned).

Goober love & smooches,
Stanley

Jane M. & Jade said...

Hi there!

I haven't seen those flying squirrels never here in Finland. We know that there are some of them but they are protected... So no chasing....

Noah the Airedale said...

Willow, Tess & Lucy have run off screaming in terror....I braved it out for the rest of the post....and I'm still shaking. That thing is SCARY!!!!!!
We sure hope your mum & dad can do something about that flying creature.

tailwags
Noah