Oct-Nov 2017 Bought a few traps:-
(way back in the autumn of 2008)
That's right, not Microsoft Office, nor even My Office. The mice have taken over, using clothes and paperwork for bedding and feeding on hazelnuts, poppy heads, apples and potatoes. I should have paid more attention to Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy.
The mice managed to get almost 30 potatoes into the sound hole of a sub-woofer speaker. How they did it I don't know as they had to get then out of a box, push them over the floor and up some few inches to the hole. I still can't work out how they did it but here's the picture.
and here's what I extracted from the speaker ??? and no, they are not small potatoes. That's a full size coal sack they are upon, the largest potatoes was some four inches.
The battle recently is as follows:
|Date / Time||Caught||Escaped|
|23-27 Oct||I'm Away||~ ~ ~ ~ ?|
|30 Oct||0||~ ~~ ~|
|2 Nov 03:02||0|
|4 Nov 01:16||0|
|5 Nov 02:57||0|
|6 and 7 Nov||I'm away||~ ~ ~ ~|
|8 Nov 03:02||0|
|10 Nov -00:32||0|
|13 Nov -02:03||0|
|19 Nov||Not back till 6am||~ ~ ~ ~|
|21 Nov -05:38||0|
|22~23 Nov||Not at home||~ ~ ~ ~|
|29~30 Nov||Not at home||~ ~ ~ ~|
|05 Dec 00:16||Not back till 00:16am||~ ~ ~ ~|
January 2009 Wed 7th and Fri 9th I received visits from the LPA and the County Land Agent respectively. Details to follow.
December 2008 I submitted a PNA on 18th December to erect a building as an alternative toreplacing the caravan.
This year the WPB has returned. I was hoping that last autumn's dose of caradonicide was going to last a bit longer, but the buggers are trying to chew away at the roots of the common sensibilia again.
As before a coating of LUC is being applied, whilst I await the emergence of last years maggots. The multi-headed parasite has enormous potential for regrowth and putting on a new face, but it is readily distinguised from its cousin 'the greater authoritarian slug' by its regular forays into daylight.
More news on this voracious predator will be available on the main elf website.
Well not much bova and no sight of a beaver. But I noticed some chippings off a willow tree by the river and looking at the teeth marks, thought it could only be a beaver.
Hugh Tyler from Natural England and my Friend Rowena have informed me that a beaver was caught in Gunnislake around Christmas 2008. Rowena said the beaver may have been from a transition site in north Devon, acclimatising before transfer to Scotland. Maybe another escapee or the same one. Poor soul is alone and trying to dam the River Tamar on a tidal stretch.