Yes folks that's right, the Hubby and I are running a zoo! It first started with the evil squirrel problem which you can read about here and here if you haven't already read the story you should check it out.
So now onto why our house is a zoo. I was sleeping in on Saturday morning (3/20, I know I haven't blogged about this yet!) and I woke to a constant knocking or rapping! I was like ok who is knocking on the door of my bed room?? I looked at the door and it was wide open and no one was there, so I laid my head back thinking it must have been a dream of someone knocking or rapping on the door. So Just as I am about to drift back off and enjoy just a tiny bit more sleep I hear it again! And this time it was coming from my wall. I shot upright and just sat there and it started again! So I yelled for my Hubby and told him that I thought there might be a woodpecker on the side of the house. So he went down stairs and there indeed was a woodpecker. He scared the beast away to find that the woodpecker had put a 6 inch hole in the side of our house and tore out some installation in order to properly prepare a nest! So now we have to get that fixed before it settles down and lays eggs!
Also the other animal that has moved into our house is a rat snake! I am beyond afraid of snakes so this just sends me to the moon! There is little 6 inch holes in the top of our house that are sealed by pieces of screen. I suppose this is for the attic?? Anyways one of the screens fell off and went unnoticed by us until just very recently. This particular hole is right off our patio so one day while my husband was outside he noticed a black snake poking it's head out of the hole. I garden on this patio and am now afraid to go outside and tend to my plants because of this nasty vile beast! I am afraid that this snake is probably a female snake because it only came out of the hole to eat and then would go back up into the hole and stay there. So yesterday that nasty rat snake came out of the hole and slid down the lattice down the porch into a bush so my husband took down the lattice and now the snake is unable to get back up into the hole, and hangs out on our porch! Jon said he will hack the bush to pieces this weekend or next in hopes that the snake will leave and not be able to gain entry to the porch anymore!
So that has been our experience with animals over the past week!
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