We have had trouble all spring and summer with those rascally rabbits, so Hubbs bought a trap. It is a catch and release trap- they go in, get trapped and we take them far, far away and release them. We caught quite a few rabbits and saved our garden in the process.
Now that harvesting is done, there is no need to use the trap anymore so Hubbs cleaned it up, and got it ready to put away. He set it at the end of the deck which is a bout 15 feet away from the back door of our house, with the intention of putting it in the garage "one of these days". You all know how that goes?
About a week ago he goes out to put feed in the bird house and lo and behold look what he caught in the Rabbit trap!!!
That's right a little Pepe Le Pew!! The trap really wasn't set and there was no bait in there. This little creature just must have been curious, wandered in and then BAM the doors closed and he couldn't get out again. DAMN, why did that have to happen so close to the house.
At first we were just going to leave it hoping it would die of natural causes and then we could dispose of the body. Unfortunately he was a tough little sucker and wouldn't give up the fight. So yesterday, Hubbs decided he would take him down to the creek behind our house and drown him. He had gotten all kinds of advice on how to do this. First he had to cover him up so he wouldn't get sprayed. Easier said than done people. The minute he tossed the blanket toward Pepe, the sprayer went off and the neighborhood smelled sweet!!! Thank God Hubbs was far enough away and in the opposite direction! So the next step was to get out the 22 and shoot him. There is Hubbs kneeling down in the middle of the backyard, shot gun braced against his shoulder, grandson 10 yards behind him watching and me safely behind closed doors in the house watching. Then crack and it's all over except for the smell!
Man the minute the bullet hit Pepe, he hit us with STINK! The yard and the house both smelled for a couple hours. Hope the neighbors don't hate us too bad. You see yesterday was one of those rare fall days when it was so nice people were outside and some people had their windows open and they got the full effect of Pepe.
Hope Pepe didn't have a brother who wants revenge!