the voles here are not slow, any time i see them they're usually running for their lives. we have redtail hawks around that seem to keep their population under some form of control.Snap goes the trap and I had to look up what the heck it was. I knew it wasn't a rat as it was eating catfood at the bowl and leaving crumbs. It was a keen's mouse. Something I hadn't seen before.
That's a good sign that we got the rats as is all the mole hills in the yard. I saw a vole the other day as well. Those pests go for chicken food as well but are so slow and stupid I can catch them by hand. Or just a plastic net around the pen.
Another space for my Native Rodent Bingo. I've had
Shrews (didn't figure out species)
Pacific jumping mice
Beavers (I want those tree killers dead)
And now the Keen's mouse.
Does NOT sound like a good idea to be doing any roofing chores! There will definitely be other days for that chore.WINDY out there today, so feels very cool. One of the things I had hoped to accomplish was to replace a3X12 panel on the barn roof. Of course, it is on the "wrong" side to be climbing a ladder, hoisting the probably airborne panel,