After hours of “Operation Caddy Shack”(another ridiculous movie), we can say with great confidence that there are no more rats in the bunny yard.
I guess our bad neighbor was a lone wolf, so to speak. I did not check the cadaver’s gender before the burial.
I would have posted sooner, but I felt faint toward the end of the events and had to come inside to hydrate, shower and lie down. I am not sure what caused the spell. It could have been due to excitement, exhaustion(from digging and laughing) or smoke inhalation.
We found many tunnels along the base of the basement.
Mr. Flower started the mission with fire, followed by smoke and last, but certainly not least, water.
I must say the most disconcerting part (other than flames shooting up the side of my dwelling, fanned by my husband with a shop-vacuum) was the amount of water used.
After the use of flames and smoke, we placed hoses in the holes to fill the tunnels with water. The hose ran and ran and ran, but we never saw any water coming out from any other holes or drain pipes.
Where did it all go? I do not know.
After my much needed rest, I had to go down and remove the mess from the bunny yard. They knew something big had happened.
I might add that one of my children’s favorite books was Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.
I couldn’t shake the feeling that we had been outsmarted. Perhaps somewhere up the hill, in the woods, was a group of rats watching us, and laughing.
Never underestimate the enemy.
Know your neighbors.
Know your enemies.
Put out the flames before blowing smoke
I will be glad to get back to gardening. This has been way too much action for the Flower.
FLOWER and Mr. Flame