Also we had been called in to get the terriers and smokers down to one of my friends chicken farms as the rats had moved under the chicken houses, and we were asked to evict them too so this was going to be a pretty busy weekend.
We were also to have the help of a couple of friends who came over from Buckinghamshire who run a little pest control club. The South Bucks ferreter lampers and terrier club, Gerald and David both top country boys and love nothing better than mooching around their permissions, working their dogs and ferrets to net and gun and I knew these were the boys we needed, to help us on such a weekend of verminating.
So Friday evening the boys turn up at my place with a hungry and thirsty look on their faces its a good job I had done a belly buster rabbit sausage casserole, in my slow cooker and got a barrel of the West Countries finest fermented apple juice in then, eh!
Well the boys tucked into the grub as did my young daughter Emilie and then tucked into my cider lol not Emilie though she had had her fizzy flavoured water she likes as she is too young for the cider, The talk that evening was all about the verminating that lay ahead of us and how we were going to approach it I tell you with maps out and pictures I had taken on my phone it was more like a military operation than a day out verminating.
Early Saturday morning we headed out to the woods with my squirrel dray poking poles, the terriers and running dogs and my Emilie armed with her 20 bore shotgun for the tree rats.
We could not shake down, As soon as we got into my woods the dogs do what they do best and went into hunting mode and the hunt was afoot, First my little Lakeland terrier bitch Gyp flushed a rabbit out of deep cover right accoross the path of one of Davids running dogs, if I would of blinked I would of missed as the rabbit jumped up in the air off a fallen tree stump, but that ole dog knew her stuff and had it safetly in hand just like a line out ball with the England Rugby Team, Blimey not five minuits had we been there and already have a nice fresh bunny in hand, I thought ahhhhhh yes this is going to be a good day with proper country boys who know their stuff. Read More...