As many of you know, I’m a city girl (born & raised) but converted to a suburbanite about 2 years ago. Usually I would say that I love everything about living in the ‘burbs…usually. Although something has really been bugging me ever since we moved here, and it’s kinda affecting how I spend my time. I’d even go as far as saying it has affected my quality of life as a suburbanite. Things I should be doing and enjoying, or learning how to do anyway, have been spoiled thanks to one, pesky little critter…
What’s a vole, you ask? Voles are kind of a cross between a mouse and a mole (not the scientific definition, of course, just my own interpretation). They nest underground and create tunnels where they live and hibernate. Every now and then you’ll see one dart across the driveway. But that what makes them tricky – since they live primarily underground you never know when one will resurface from one of the many holes they’ve dug in both my front and back yards. And, to me, voles are just gross!
I’ve always had an intense fear of anything creepy crawly…and by “intense” I mean high-pitched screams followed by scrambling to get out of their way. By any means necessary. It’s like a sorry-if-I-knock-you-out-on-my-way-to-the-door kind of scared. Yeah, it’s pretty serious.
Voles are definitely not my friends. (Well, nor are any other kinds of rodents, for that matter!) It just might be time to call in the professionals.
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