Friday, February 22, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
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Behold my "new" (circa 1975) Savage model 24 in .22LR over 20 gauge. I’ve wanted one of these since I realized they existed, but there was always an obstacle to achieving the goal. I’ve seen quite a few in .22/.410, & .22 mag/20ga, but seldom in my desired combination. When they did show up, the condition was lousy, or the price prohibitive.
That’s past now. I have my "woods gun" for ambling about the property & foiling the preemptive strikes of the critter nation.
Safe at last…
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
We thought, when we moved here, that the few field mice running around were due to the house being uninhabited for awhile. Good enough- we got the traps & had at them. Caught quite a few, then they stopped showing up in the traps.
Good job, well done.
BUT… fourteen years later were still trying to catch that LAST one. He’s damn elusive, & resourceful.
This pic is of the air cleaner element from the wife’s Rav4. The little demons regularly work their way into the air cleaner, but the element keeps them from going further. Well, used to anyway.
The Rav was running poorly, & the throttle was acting weird. I checked out the linkage, lubed everything up, still NG. Then the throttle body was opened & bingo! A huge handful of mouse nest.
Cars run better without rodents.
That LAST one is proving to be a mighty bitch…