Claws, Fur and Fangs

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by jameson, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
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    What is it? Ex-girlfriend? Mother-in-law? Nope.

    It is the bane of every Northwest garden.

    This little beauty was caught snacking on tender new shoots of astilbe and day lilies. It turned out to be his last snack. One of my guys caught him in the act, no quarter was granted, the little brute was soundly beat about the head with a spade.

    The tiny terror had been ravaging this garden for a few months (shed no tears) and had avoided capture until today. He may have been in a previous scuffle of unknown origin before the spade; he was missing a flipper/paw/hand/extremity already. Don't worry, my guy swears up and down that he had his left hand behind his back during the melee.

    It was a fair fight.

    So...what is it? Any takers?

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  2. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
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    here it is again...

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  3. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    im gonna go with a rat but thats very basic
     
  4. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
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    Smile for the camera...

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  5. nmez21

    nmez21 LawnSite Senior Member
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    A mole? having problems with em' in my own lawn. wait- that thing is HUGE! I have no idea if they can get that BIG!
     
  6. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ive never seen a mole that big around here!!!!!!!!!!

    wayne
     
  7. All_Clear

    All_Clear LawnSite Senior Member
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    Those big gardens he takes care of.... they have miracle grow moles?

    I think it's a mole-rat-otter-opossum myself! :confused:

    All Clear
     
  8. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
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    Maybe you could get Osama Bin Ladin the same way!
     
  9. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
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    'tis not a rat nor a mole nor a undercover militant muslim insurgent.

    Good guesses all, but no bullseye.
     
  10. All_Clear

    All_Clear LawnSite Senior Member
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    A mountain beaver? :laugh: No wait I'm being serious ;) :confused:


    All Clear
     

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