Thursday, July 24, 2014
Ducks are back
The ducks were back on the nature strip last night and the BOH couldn't believe they were so tame. It was too cold to go out and get a photo so I searched and found these. They are Australian Wood Ducks and if you search, make sure you search for Victorian live ducks otherwise you get lovely photos of dead ducks swinging off the back of bogan utes during duck hunting season. The brown ducks called black ducks are the Pacific Black Ducks. They all have artsyfartsy Latin names.
There has also been another confirmed sighting of the filligree hamster in my kitchen. Ever had the feeling you were being watched? Two beady eyes, two little ears peeping out from under the toaster oven. It was only about 6cm long and took off across the bench which in my kitchen is like an obstacle course. I think he is coming in through where the dishwasher used to be and if he's living off my kitchen floor then he probably only has days to live or he's bacteria resistant and will live a mutant existance forever.
Behold the household mouse catcher in his usual position in front of the fire. The only time he's going to catch it is if it runs straight into his mouth. I don't have the heart to put a trap down even the humane catcher. If I let it loose in the backyard, the ravens or magpies will yell 'Banquet' and chomp it.
Bloody wildlife. It's tiptoe through the poop to get out of my gate, possums and ducks poop a lot.