I really figured I would catch a lot more kitty kitties in my back yard with the skunk trap. The favorite thing on a skunk's menu is cat food. Many people around here feed the stray cats, thus the abundance of food favored by skunks.
I haven't seen this guy around in the daylight EVER. He's the very first kitty I caught, whereupon he learned his lesson. Never go near the trap!! This is probably the fourth time I've seen him hanging around the area at night. I do like these guys, since they are probably the reason I have no mice. And I say that with a whisper so they too don't become another problem.
So one morning I go outside to find lots of bird you-know-what on the patio. Where did THAT come from? Of course I looked up to my roof, only to spot a big pile. NOOOOOOO !! Then I heard the telltale cooing which in English means I've got PIGEONS homesteading on my roof!!
Do you know how hard it is to throw a tennis ball? Especially UP and LONG? I rather prided myself on my baseball skills in years past, but alas, they have all disappeared. I barely got up to the first vent. How embarrassing. I'm sure they were laughing at me.
I finally got them to fly away, but then had to get out my tallest ladder and retrieve three balls from the gutter. I went out several times a day for three days and scared them off. A couple of times as soon as they saw me, they flew away. Well that worked well ... I haven't seen them now in two days. I mean really, WHAT will show up next?????