|Look: I'd rather not confront a rattlesnake.|
the pack rats.
We hired Ron Frosch from Critter Control, and for $300+ worth or advise and a little poison for the feet of the packrats, we allegedly got a rattlesnake-free back yard.
Of course, I would not want to do it. Ron told me he “loves his job because he loves animals.” But his job is to kill or get rid of them?
Result: we took Gizmo to the back yard, where he was formerly able to run free, on a leash. I walked him late at night in case the rattlesnake was still there. But Gizmo was no longer frightened and, most times, neither did he urinate out there. I guess it was a win-win sitation for all concerned – except the rattlesnake, me, Gizmo and, probably, the pack rats.
“I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home who answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog that growls every morning, a parrot that swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late every night. Marie Corelli