Since I’ve been back I’d noticed that the little ginger dog that used to hang out over the street and which Quincy would get rather aggravated with if he dared to meander into our front yard had mysteriously vanished. No sign of him. We’d pretty much come to the unpleasant conclusion that the neighbourhood had been trawled for strays and the poor thing had got nabbed. But, no! Hoorah! He arrived back yesterday in a car with some kids who were making a fuss of him. All is well.

We bought mousetraps and set them up the other day. Put one in the kitchen cupboard and the other in the attic. Both were smeared with peanut butter which apparently mice are rather fond of. We were then most upset to check them and find that the devious thing had managed to eat all the peanut butter and walk away without triggering the trap. Bill even filed down the trigger spring so that it snaps with even the slightest disturbance. Same thing. Blighter nicked the food and scuttled off with a tasty treat in his tum. We were getting a little worried about this until Bill went up to check the attic trap last night and came face to face with the culprit. It’s not a mouse at all, it’s a frigging great big giant palmetto bug (cockroach!) that made Bill’s eyes open wide and him gasp as it took off through the attic. Yowsers.

6 Responses to

  1. vilehelm October 22, 2003 at 8:16 am #

    For those who do not live in the south or semi tropical climates, bugs are a way of life. Florida is just plain scary. Fortunately Atlanta is fairly elevated so the winters here are severe enough to kill the little buggers but they always come back. You get used to them.

    Still,that bastard is going down…as you said “this means war!”

  2. boo_11 October 22, 2003 at 8:50 am #

    It’s not a mouse at all, it’s a frigging great big giant palmetto bug (cockroach!)

    Maybe it’s a mouse in disguise…

    Eeeps, scarey big bugs… *shudders* …and there was me getting slightly juddery at the silverfish I found in my bathroom last night… Yoiks.

  3. vilehelm October 22, 2003 at 8:16 am #

    For those who do not live in the south or semi tropical climates, bugs are a way of life. Florida is just plain scary. Fortunately Atlanta is fairly elevated so the winters here are severe enough to kill the little buggers but they always come back. You get used to them.

    Still,that bastard is going down…as you said “this means war!”

  4. boo_11 October 22, 2003 at 8:50 am #

    It’s not a mouse at all, it’s a frigging great big giant palmetto bug (cockroach!)

    Maybe it’s a mouse in disguise…

    Eeeps, scarey big bugs… *shudders* …and there was me getting slightly juddery at the silverfish I found in my bathroom last night… Yoiks.

  5. Anonymous October 23, 2003 at 3:32 pm #

    we also have nasty bugs but ours our big and black and they bite but they like to swim too,they have big white teeth and glossy coats and they eat biscuits and people! They also like to walk, they must be worse than your bugs.Plus our bugs fart!

  6. Anonymous October 23, 2003 at 3:32 pm #

    we also have nasty bugs but ours our big and black and they bite but they like to swim too,they have big white teeth and glossy coats and they eat biscuits and people! They also like to walk, they must be worse than your bugs.Plus our bugs fart!

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