The lovely smell of eau-de-stink wafted across the patio while I sipped my coffee in the dark. It always surprises me how noisy it can be at O-dark-thirty. Many, many miles away is the runway left over from Castle Air Force Base which now houses a small version of U.P.S., whose planes take off very early in the morning. Sometimes I can hear the engines roar. Other times it’s just the quiet of something sneaking through the tall grass.
A trip around the perimeter was definitely in order. I’m happy to say my defense fence is working. I had pushed piles of dead grass into the entry holes (now covered with steel) to see if it would show THEY (like in the old time movie THEY, or was it THEM?) were still trying to break in.
The grass in several places had been totally scraped through the bars to the outside. Yup … they have been trying their best to enter. Determined little buggers!! So they went clear around the neighborhood … which is quite the walk … to the back yard of my neighbor to try entry from THAT front. Too bad for me, it worked. More battlements, more banging of the big hammer to close up THAT hole.
I would show you pictures, but the game camera has chosen to throw a fit, probably due to being scared to death when that lovely lady sniffed her up and down. It seems when the video begins, it locks up the infra-red lights and kills the batteries every time. A new camera is on order. Although not that cheap, they are cheaply made and do not seem to last long in this world. Maybe Mrs. Stinky gave it the evil eye!
Don't be fooled as you watch this ... here's the last video of my other much preferred visitor. Kitty Kitty was the only one to keep his distance.