Monday, November 22, 2004

alien rodents

My hamsters live outside in two cages on the back porch. I cover them up with a blanket to keep them warm. This morning I went outside to feed them and when I lifted up the blanket I noticed a foriegn rodent in the upper cage that Puff has to himself. (there are 9 hamsters in the other cage) Anyway I look into a cage which should contain one little siberian hamster that resembles a tiny snowball and I see a little black rodent looking back at me. I am not sure if it was a baby rat or an adult mouse but I scared the shit out of it. It zipped around the cage like a speedfiend. I tried to catch the little buger but it finally slipped through the bars of the cage and I chased it around the porch for a while before it eventually escaped. I probably looked really stupid. When I went back to get a better look at Puff it looked like his ear had been bitten. So I moved their cages higher up and left the blanket off until it got dark outside and have checked on him twice as much as usual.

It all reminds me of the time my sister and I caught a racoon in the back yard to give my dad for his birthday! I'll tell that story tomarrow, and I have pictures to go with it.

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