THIS, is hunting!March 30, 2007
Eat your hearts out all ya’ll bigshot hunters back home, with your fancy camo and your compound bows; your hoity toidy wild turkeys, whitetail deer and pheasant, your hunting cabins, your heated deer blinds and your acres and acres of woods. Welcome to city hunting, bitches!
This mamma rat been living in my backyard for 6 months. Finally put a live trap out there and caught a small rat earlier this week, but this one was too large (and too smart) for that. So at dusk, I gave the trusty airgun 10 pumps plus one for good luck, and waited at the second floor window. Once he came out, it was too dark to see my sights, so I channeled my Dad the superhunter/buckslayer, and patienly squeezed the trigger: One shot to the head, dead instantly.
One of the reasons I moved away from Michigan (I tell people I was kicked out) is because I don’t enjoy hunting, and that’s what EVERY male Michigander does for fun. I refuse to kill things (other than rats, mice and starlings) and I don’t particularly like guns. But I gotta say, some of that kill instinct is still in me. It’s waay down in there, but it’s there.
Dad would be proud- his eldest isn’t a sissy city boy after all!