Oh, rats! I mean that literally. The rats are out of control in my yard. This is different than the occasional sighting. I don’t mind the periodic rodent issue, but they have crossed a line. They are eating my succulents! The rats have crossed over from cute to not so cute. It’s me against them!
|In the picture at the right, the top pot was a beautiful lush plant that hung down to the pot at the bottom. You can see the purple pieces laying in the bottom pot. 🙁|
|This is now an unattractive graptoveria. This plant has been stripped of most of its succulent leaves.|
|Although I haven’t actually seen it in action, I can just see the rats sitting on top of this pot and reaching down as far as their little paws can reach to pick the leaves of this sedum.|
|This crassula was so pretty and covered the pot before it became an entree for the rats. ….sigh….|
I want to look on the bright side and say that I have the opportunity to buy some more plants but I can’t even be enthusiastic about replacing anything if it will just suffer the same fate. Stay tuned…..