We have several bags of mulch leaning against the shed.
Diane moved one and there was a rat's nest with newborn babies. She dropped the bag and ran for the house.
When I got home she told what she saw. She said it was soooo gross.
I went out and moved the bag and there was nothing there.
Oh GREAT! After moving 2 more bags I found them.
Ok, now what do I do?
I got several grocery bags and a rubber glove and picked up all but a few. The last 3 were between 2 bags and right at the wall. I finally got a small rake and moved them out. There were 9 of them!
OK! ooops now that they are in the bag, what am I going to do with them?
BTW while this is going on, Diane is all but climbing on the roof.
I finally decided to put the bag in the freezer until garbage day. I felt that was the most humane.
When I carried the bag through the house, I told her I was going to put them in the freezer. She said put them in the one in the garage! What, their going to get out of the bag and open the freezer?
I am sqeemish(?) about some things, but that did not bother me. I guess having had 3 boys I can do just about anything, except handle a snake.
That said, had they been full grown and able to run at me, it would have been another story.
I really hated to dispose of them but I can't have 9 rats in the yard. Just because they looked harmless dosen't mean they would stay that way.