Monday, 10 May 2010

Random things

It's true. I basically follow any instructions I get blindly. Well, I don't keep my photos organized in such a way to make it easy for me to go to the eight folder, but in keeping with the spirit of things, I opened 2008, went to the 8th roll, and opened the eighth picture. And it was my most fearsome nemesis: TIREEATER
Tire-eater ate tires. She wasn't very big, but she had a huge apatite for rubber. Or, more accurately, the salt on my tires. You see, I'm told that when alders and willows get stressed, they put out secondary compounds to poison the Snow Shoe Hares. However, the hares have evolved the ability to detoxify the compounds. However, the process requires huge amounts of salt - I'm not sure if they need Sodium, Chloride, Potassium, or what. Tire-Eater got her salt from chewing on my tires. Tires are $($(*$ing expensive. But what could I do? I couldn't shoot her - not that I didn't want to, but I would shoot my truck in the process! She wouldn't come in the same direction twice, and so snaring her wasn't an option. And it wasn't winter, so I couldn't trick her into using a snared path.

It turns out the solution was to attract some foxes to my area. >:)

Problem solved!

1 comment:

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Harried by a hare, you humbly bring in reinforcements! Nice story, I like your soln.

Cool info about the hares, thanks.