Thursday, November 7, 2013

Animal Odd Couples - This challenges everything the Factory Farming - Paleo Crowd claims

Way back when I was a teen I had 3 dogs and inherited a baby duck. The duck was raised with the dogs and actually seemed to believe it was a dog. It tried to howl when the dogs howled at emergency vehicle sirens, it chased dogs and cats away from our yard along side the other dogs. fought over bowls of dog food. It didn't seem to do the peeing on every post thing though.

They wrestled, played, and slept together.

Then a huge house down the street caught on fire (we called it The Adams Family house) and tons of giant rats came out of it's basement scattering throughout the neighborhood. 

They ate everything they could find and began eating into other houses. Some were over 3 lbs and a foot or so in size! 

We tried traps and most would just run off with the traps or chew them to pieces!

Then one day I came out to feed our dogs and our duck-dog and couldn't find the duck... 

As I began searching for it I came upon a gruesome scene out by our garage behind a large rubarb plant... I found duck feet and a few feathers... and that's it! I saw rat foot prints all around them. I saw droppings and then I noticed rats watching me from around the borders of our yard. I grew pissed.... I went and told my Step Dad.

That night, we poured a bag of dog food in a garbage can top and put it right where they had killed and eaten our duck. 

Then we sat in my bedroom windows with what was then known as CB-Caps or silent 22 caliber rifle ammo. 

We had a dim light set up near the pile of dog food and scopes on both rifles.

We literally stayed up all night creating piles of rats until the sun came up. 

It took about a week of shorter evening and night time sessions like this to attract and clear the neighborhood of all these huge pet eating creatures.

I do missed that duck.... The rats... Not so much... 

An attack on someone I care deeply about vs their life, I'm crystal clear on what side I'd stand on in such a scenario. 

Never mind that they wiped out our every year organic garden of food that was almost ready for harvesting.

On a parallel note check this out and leave comments below on what this says to you and perhaps share this with others and share your stories of such relationships.

Erskien Lenier

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