Thursday, October 8, 2009

Templeton #2

The crime scene: North side of the compost pile. Luke and Kim's house. At around 1700 hours.

The victim: Templeton #2







I did it again and it was glorious! I was eyeing the compost pile all day long hoping that I would see one of the Templeton's out. It was a nice warm[er] day, so I thought for sure I'd see them running around all day long. Finally when we were eating dinner tonight, I saw one...a smaller one. Once again, I ran out the front door with gun in hand. The kids were watching through the back door [this time they weren't covering their ears]. Of course the dang rodent scurried away as soon as I was positioned, but once again, I didn't want to give up so easily, so I waited. He came back and started munching away at the trap of a watermelon that we had left out as bait. I took my time getting my aim on the target just right. At first all I had a good shot of was its rear end and from killing the last rat I knew that the bebes wouldn't penetrate there. I made a little bit of noise with my shoe so that he would pop it's head up and when it did, BAM! Once again, I nailed it! This time it was more along the back of the head in the neck. It squirmed around flopping its body all over the place like a fish out of water. It flopped around on the concrete, onto the grass and took its final breaths on the mud. When I looked back, all the boys were patiently waiting for me to signal that it was okay to come out. I had to shoot it a couple more times to put the filthy thing out of its misery. Most of the boys watched. I told Ethan that it was okay to cover his eyes, which he did. Again, they thought it was the coolest thing ever. I had to clean up the mess I made all by myself since Luke wasn't around and wasn't going to be home for some hours, but it really wasn't that bad. Now, I just have the alpha male to kill and hopefully we'll be done with this...until the spring I'm sure.

7 comments:

Amy said...

Nicely done! However, I am a little disgusted that you cleaned that rat up in my skirt. You better not of gotten any of its juices on it! ;)

Jenny in Utah said...

So I was just telling Brady that you should be called to do a scout merit badge class for firearms ... then I told him why ... then he responded, "Funny, why am I not surprised!" I had a good laugh!

Jenny in Utah said...

So I was just telling Brady that you should be called to do a scout merit badge class for firearms ... then I told him why ... then he responded, "Funny, why am I not surprised!" I had a good laugh!

Luke and Kimmy said...

Thats my wife!

Jake and Becky Veigel Family said...

I am glad I am not a rat living in Bountiful, UT.

Go Kimmers.

Great story telling also
J

The Baker Family said...

All the boys talked about every night we called them were the rats...

Marco y Haydee said...

I've experienced mice problems before but not rats. I love the hunting, nice shot!