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Noah’s Ark Singles Club

September 23rd, 2008

Something’s going on at Case de Zombie.   Either the animal kingdom is visiting my house one-by-one to meet their significant other… or there’s some weird undiscovered Alfred Hitchcock screen-play being cast at my house.

Knock, knock.

Mail’s here.

Ooops… male is here.  For the sake of my captions, I’ve determined this to be a boy frog.

We’ve had other strange visits too. Some can stay, some treat my house like this is their Holiday Inn Express, some had to go. Some I’m still trying evict.
- A bunny (who I’ve named Frankie). He can stay.
- A cute frog (he has no name. Suggestions? Front-door Freddie?)
- A mouse. Checked out.
- A lone deer. He can stay too, even though my precious mulberry tree has become his own little drive-thru diner.
- A coyote (heard him in the distance).
- A herd of elk (must be swingers).
- Three escaped neighbor goats (must be a threesome).
- A rat who discovered a sealed bag of dog food in the garage. Helping him pack his bags right now (gave him a special ’sleepy time’ snack).
- A raccoon.
- A bat. That was too weird. Don’t know how he got in, but he was nesting in a decorative bucket high atop a built-in bookcase. My bouncer T-man (dh, who fears nothing)… gave him the boot back outside.
- A mole. His friends have met the end of my shovel, but this one bugger just won’t check-out. Traps, gas, the shovel… he just won’t leave. Yesterday I picked up an arsenal of gas bombs… five 6-packs.

I’ve been battling this mole for over a month. He is my nemesis. My arch enemy. My Conrad Siegfried.
Eff PETA. I have become Carl.

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27 Responses

  1. The fabulous Lemon Tree Tami allegedly said:

    What a cute little frog. A couple weeks ago I was checking mail for a friend on vacation. Another cute little frog (although not so green as yours) jumped up with the mail. It startled me quite a bit, but after a quick little scream I smiled at it. :-)

  2. The fabulous Erin K allegedly said:

    I have a lizard who lives IN my mailbox. Cute little guy. I used to have ants in there, so this is way better.

  3. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    Look at the litte guy cozying up to your mailbox. Next thing you know he will move into it!
    As for your mole- give it all you’ve got. No mercy!!
    I once found a nest of 8 baby rats that were just days old. The cutest little things at that age but they had to go anyway because we all know what baby rats turn into. I drowned the buggers and didn’t shed a single tear.

  4. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    Cute little frog! When we lived in Santa Rosa, we had dogs that would get the moles. Man, they are freaky looking things.

  5. The fabulous Melody allegedly said:

    Ewww to some of those. Others cute from a distance. Stick the hose in the mole’s home and flood it. It worked for us.

  6. The fabulous Sandra :) allegedly said:

    Froggie looks like a Leonard to me!

    I say anybody who isn’t paying rent or contributing in some way (*ahem* *ahem*) can be kicked out without notice. And if they won’t leave … *insert Twilight Zone music here* … things can be done *ominous zig zag lightning and dark skies and tree branches scraping against windows*

  7. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Some cool, some creepy. I’d love a frog. Not a bat. Inside anyway. Rabbits, yeah. Other rodents, not yeah.

    Ok, back to work for me. xo

  8. The fabulous hunnybunny allegedly said:

    A bat? Not cool, maybe it was trying to help you capture the season. I love that frog, it’s so bright. I know you said it’s a boy but it’s so beautiful I think it should be dubbed Frida.
    Good luck getting rid of the mole. Ick.

  9. The fabulous Mary Anne allegedly said:

    You have to think like the mole …. become the mole …..(and hope the men with the straight jacket and butterfly net let you borrow that stuff to capture the mole before they carry you away …….) GOOD LUCK !! (and I think some combat boots and night vision goggles would show that mole, and your neighbors, that YOU MEAN BUSINESS!!)

  10. The fabulous Sandi allegedly said:

    I know it isn’t original, but as green as that frog is, how could his name be anything other than Kermit?

  11. The fabulous anina allegedly said:

    Well, things are clearly way too comfy at the Happy Zombie Motel.

  12. The fabulous carolbrowne allegedly said:

    I love Front Door Freddy. I can’t help it. I’m a sucker for frog photos. Good luck with the rat removal. EW!

  13. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    I like your frog WAAAAY better than I liked my spider, and his color is the perfect contrast to your AWESOME red post box. (It looks suspiciously similar to mine…)
    AS for your resident Mole. Get him, girl. Though I do think it will be a let down and you’re going to miss the plotting when he’s gone.

  14. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    I love bats, but not IN the house. Your little froggie pal is adorable. I love frogs, too. But, you know my favorites are chickens and squirrels. :) Your moles were driving you crazy in the summer! Dang moles. Maybe you can take a more friendly approach. Tell them the grass roots are better down the hill. :)

  15. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    Well, all this animal activity must keep the dogs excited, heh? :-)

  16. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    Love all your menegerie! We have tiny Texas geckos that live outside the house…and sometimes inside the house! We co-exist just fine, they eat bugs!

  17. The fabulous Cyndi allegedly said:

    Sounds like it’s all out war out there! Those danged moles… we have been blessed with the fact this summer that they are no longer intersted in our yard.

    We used to have a family of bunnies in our yard but sadly they are nowhere to be found. Sniff.

  18. The fabulous Kelli allegedly said:

    That’s it! I’m coming over. Time for me to find my other half. :)

  19. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    It certainly sounds like a zoo over there!

  20. The fabulous Anyone Can Quilt allegedly said:

    So funny! My dad has a bit of a mole problem. And I dare say it has driven him….mad. It’s not unusual to find him out in his field in his barn boots, staring at a mole hill…with his shotgun…pointed at the mole hill. I ask him, “Isn’t the shotgun a little much for a mole?” Apparently it’s not.

  21. The fabulous Jan allegedly said:

    I solved a mole problem with caster oil. You mix it with dish soap in a hose end sprayer and spray the yard and they are repelled. My mole enemies all moved to the neighbors. The next spring, I planted castor beans and that kept them away! Good luck with the hunt!

  22. The fabulous gebah allegedly said:

    my husband solved our mole problem….he filled the tunnel with cat litter (the kind that gets solid when wet) then sprayed it well with water and covered it with dirt….the mole hasn’t been back!!!

  23. The fabulous kathleen allegedly said:

    You got a herd of Elk, in your yard. Woo!

    That frog is so green. I found one in my little yard recently too, but he wasn’t as pretty. Yesterday at work, I saw a real life Wildcat (bobcat?) though. He was scary… as big as a mid size dog, with a swagger like you would’nt believe.

  24. The fabulous Nanette allegedly said:

    You could start a petting zoo! The bat would love that. Hilarous. We had a ferret the other night at the back door. It must have been an escaped pet. It knocked over the cat water on the back porch and it drove my dog nuts as he looked out the window at it. Too many animals!

  25. The fabulous Nanna J allegedly said:

    Seeing that sweet little frog reminds me of something that happened to us when we first moved into this house. Frogs just like that were hangin around the front door, and somehow, a frog found its way onto the door jamb, and hubby managed to smash the poor little thing when he closed the door! Of course, I was the one to find the body - I was sooooo upset! It’s good to see your froggy hanging around the mailbox, and not the door.
    I feel your pain about the moles - we have something akin to a mole, but evidently is not one, who digs the most wonderful(?) holes in our lawn and flower beds. Aaaaaacckkkkkk!!!!

  26. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    All those animals know a good deal when they see it. We’ll be calling you Dr. Doolittle from now on!

  27. The fabulous Jess allegedly said:

    Ok, that is the CUTEST little frog ever! But, Front door Freddie sounds like a stalker!!!!!
    Just plain Feddie is cute!

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