Friday, February 03, 2006

The Woodpeckers are in big trouble

The other day my uncle got the pellet gun he ordered to deal with the woodpecker problem. There are two of them. They bang on the outside of my office and drive me crazy. They have managed to do significant damage to the side of the house. Tomorrow my uncle will begin laying in wait to ambush the woodpeckers.

5 comments:

Bane said...

Oh, dear! Shooting squirels and racoons and things doesn't make me blink, but the idea of shooting woodpeckers...they're so lovely! But, yes, also so darned loud.

KRISTIN said...

ohh! :O
can't you just talk to them nicely first??

J. Otto Pohl said...

Wow, I have a new commentor. Thanks for stopping by Bane. The Gila woodpeckers are punks. Quite literally they have red mohawks and tattooed wings. The woodpeckers are in trouble because they have persistantly drilled holes in the side of the house for months now. Otherwise they would be left alone like most other wildlife.

Sara Mathewson said...

Have you tried putting up fake owls to deter them? I've heard it works and then you wouldn't have the blood of the helpless woodpeckers on your hands.

J. Otto Pohl said...

Sara: My uncle says he will try the owls.