April 24, 2006

Animal Kingdom vs. T1G

There has been alliance made against me. Nothing too serious, but the little bastards are working hand in hand. Gophers and Hornets, Allies Looking to Avenge the Bees. Whodda thunk?

I've noticed a steady increase in the number of hornets swarming around the back of my house, but can't find a nest. I only find the gopher holes as I search the eaves and soffets. As I'm looking up, I step in depressions, nearly breaking my ankles. Crafty little jerks...

As I go to pop one of the little gopher critters with a pellet gun (I'm aiming out an open window), two hornets fly in the house... straight at me. They now reside in Hornet Valhalla, but the gopher is back in hiding. This an incredible display of teamwork.

Formidable foes... but they are soon to die. Their alliance broken and shattered upon my lawn and back patio.

Posted by That 1 Guy at April 24, 2006 11:18 AM

Does that make you an bee serial killer?

Posted by: oddybobo at April 24, 2006 11:56 AM

Dang, the wasps are God awful this year!! There must have been at least 20 of them flying around the back patio yesterday, determined to ignore my new wasp trap. They're making a nest in the gas grill, isn't that just lovely?

Posted by: Raging Mom at April 24, 2006 12:36 PM

"I'm aiming out an open window"
Your neighbors have got to be cracking up just watching you. Have you ever thought of taking up a hobby maybe paint by number or something? ;)

Posted by: azindiandoll at April 24, 2006 12:47 PM

Be careful T1G - I don't want to hear about you getting carried off by a posse of woodland creatures...

Posted by: Richmond at April 24, 2006 12:52 PM

Makes me want to go rent Caddy Shack.

Posted by: Alabama Improper at April 24, 2006 02:17 PM

I have an irrational fear of bumble bees. I broke out in a sweat just reading this. But I wish that you had videotaped the bee raid from last year, along with your list of do's and don'ts.

Now go get those hornets.

Posted by: Jerry at April 24, 2006 02:33 PM

Better watch out, you're quickly becoming the cranky old man that shoots crap out his windows yelling "Damn Gophers, get off my property!"


Posted by: silentwarrior at April 25, 2006 06:55 AM

Whatever you kill, put their heads on little pikes as a warning to others.

Posted by: Harvey at May 2, 2006 12:55 PM