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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Eek-a-Boo




Happy Halloween! Here are some spooky things in my garden.

This spider web has been abandoned for quite a while now. We've had quite a long string of cold, frosty nights lately, and I'm pretty sure all the cross spiders have long since laid their eggs and gone into hibernation.


I like putting masks and glasses on some of my pots in the greenhouse. I found these cheap cat-eye sunglasses at the thrift store a few weeks ago. I'm not convinced they're really right for Buddha.


 
The creepiest thing in my garden is this real possum skeleton, which has been sitting beside my shed near the compost bins for a few months now. I know it's a possum because when I first found it, probably a day or so after it had died, it still had flesh (and bugs) on its bones and reeked of decay. I haven't dared to go near it to clean it up, because possums can carry some of the same diseases, such as leptospirosus, that raccoons carry, even in their carcasses. It scares the bejesus out of me. The smell of rotten meat hung around in my nostrils for hours after I found it.
Ew, ew, ew

This seemed fitting, I am definitely abbey normal


11 comments:

  1. You are definitely outfitted for Halloween! I've seen skeletons of all kinds of animals in stores. Ma Nature brought you the real deal.

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  2. You win! A real decaying skeleton...wow.

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  3. Happy Halloween, Alison! I found half a rat once, as well as a drowned rat, but I've yet to find even a mouse skeleton. Maybe I don't give the coyotes the credit they deserve...

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  4. I don't think I'll see a rotting animal anywhere else on line today. You win.

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  5. Ew, ew, ew! That possum skeleton takes the Halloween cake!

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  6. I don't know what's up with our spiders, but they had their webs out in August. Very unwebby Halloween here. And that is a beautiful possum skeleton -- maybe handle it with gloves and then bleach it in case of disease? Could be next year's Halloween centerpiece...

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  7. I'm an animal lover, but possums make my skin crawl. In death they are truly disgusting. There must be a way to safely discard the carcass, although I like Denise's' idea...

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  8. Ha! Too funny about that opening line. Love it. Happy Halloween to you, Alison!

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  9. Ugh, that possum skeleton. I once worked in an office that had a dead mouse hidden behind the radiator. You wouldn't think such a little critter could make such a big stink.

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