“Dam” Business………

Rattlesnake alley has it’s other little wildlife issues……..precious critters that in Disney movies are “Oh So Cute”…..but in real life can do some major damage to our land.

They are giving us a bit of “dam” trouble…..for real Momma…….not the bad word “dam” the good word. Well, not really the good word, the sorta bad word but not the four letter version, the three letter one….so it’s ok…….got it? Don’t mess with Momma, she will shut this baby down…..
Anyhow, back to our “dam” business.
It took a backhoe, operated by Hazard Boy…. for those of you just joining us this is my daddy…. but it took a big ‘ole backhoe to clear this spot in our pond.
Here is what we removed…..
My son the Challenger and Baby Brother Brat love these stacks of “dam” refuse…

Hee hee…….”dam” stacks of refuse……..”dam” stacks of broken up piles of “dam” refuse…
Hee hee..they are piles of big “dam” messes is what they are……big “dam” piles……

Ok…sorry mom…….back on track…..this is serious stuff.

All right, so they love the stacks of refuse because they say they are full of what are the PERFECT walking sticks. Smooth worn sticks with the ends gnawed soft or into unique shapes. Just the right height and shape for hikes in the woods or “bonking” your sisters hiney with…whichever task is at hand.

This pile is probably slap full of water moccasins though….and they have warned me of such, which is exactly why I am perched in my car taking this photo and not perusing the pile. They better not be fibbing just to keep the good sticks….

They tell me finding the right walking stick is a little tricky as you want to make sure your “stick” doesn’t slither when you go to grab it…..No fun for me there……..Nope, none at all……….no siree…..

These precious, destructive creatures leave their marks all over our land……
Hard to even imagine their level of work……..beautiful shavings will surround half fallen trees like this that never made it to their home……..
They thought they would be cute with this one and gnaw it into the shape of an elephant…not going to throw me off though……..BAD creatures……bad………bad but sweet…….bad but they leave us messages……they are speaking to us……..ohhhhhhhh………

Awwww…….it’s cute……wait…focus…..

Cue scary Disney music……bad creatures…not good creatures………allright, I’m back on track…..

Soooooo, it was getting out of hand and we needed some extra partners in our “Dam” business…..hee hee

So Hazard boy has brought on two “greenhorns”……..Longhorn (when he is here) and Challenger……

They take this seriously and know that there is “Dam” trouble out here at Rattlesnake Alley and them there varments better look out……….

Mom, I have schooled them both on the three and four letter versions, so that they will not take this issue lightly. Nor will they be silly about it…taking the opportunity to “cuss” or be “crass” or rude about this. I have told them it is “dam” serious. For real………I did…...hee hee….

Love,

Me

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