Would it still be called flypaper if it caught a bee? Is it still a bass lure if it catches a rattlesnake? What do you think?
In our ongoing efforts to catch the wild pigs that roam our ranch to make them better forest citizens by ringing their noses so they don't destroy the creeks, bogs and prairies, we put out a pig trap many months ago. Occasionally we actually remember to bait and set it. The trap is on a road that Eric the Bold travels at least twice daily, so no extra effort is needed to check it. This afternoon a surprise was found in the trap. And it did not need a ring in it's nose, nor were we likely to find a volunteer to place said ring.
The animal was very mellow and plenty nosey!
But as you can see, bored with all things human. Except for the people food it had devoured. Not even a scrap remained.
Here are our friends Kris and Cody. They baited the trap last night and found the new occupant this afternoon. Maybe we should tell them that they should use pig food next time! As far as Ernie (the bear's new name) is concerned, it was all just part of a day's work. Upon being released from the cage (while some people cowered in the truck!) he nonchalantly wandered into the woods with a wild story to tell his mommy about why he was late to dinner. Let's hope she believes him.