Saturday, April 17, 2004 AD Anybody Have the Pied Piper's Number? God has graciously been giving me more and more reasons to move. The latest is rats. I saw rats in my own back yard a few days ago, and heard from a neighbor today that they are evidently thriving in the neighborhood...and throughout the city. He said a fellow up the street trapped 30-40 of 'em last year. As I'm facing giving up a lot in leaving the only home I've ever known, I've been talking to myself about it in terms of leaving Egypt for the Promised Land. A little overblown, perhaps, but somehow a plague of rats doesn't dissuade me from the nootion (yes, I know that wasn't one of the ten plagues, but humor me!). The locusts are expected back soon. And one of my best friends, whose now-abandoned house is just a few minutes from mine, witnessed a murder right across the street a few months ago -- rivers of blood, indeed.
I bought rat poison for my back yard. I just hope it doesn't attract the rabbits that also inhabit the neighborhood. Bunnies good. Rats bad. Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 4/17/2004 08:51:00 PM
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