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Backyard pests…

What kind of yard pests do you put up with? Frisky cats screeching in the night? Neighbor’s dog leaving droppings on your lawn? C’mon, spare me. Here in Hawaii our yard pests are a bit more destructive.

At left is a photo of some of what we hauled out of our yard yesterday. A total of TEN little and not-so-little piggies. This is not from some remote ranch or out in the country. This is a residential neighborhood. And while you may get annoyed taking the shovel to droppings on your lawn, imagine what damage these buggas do to a yard. So, you may ask… What kind of bait does one use to lure marauding pigs into a trap? What is irresistible enough to attract TEN pigs into a situation from which they can’t escape? What does a Hawaiian pig hunter use to guarantee success? Answer—donuts. Nobody can resist donuts. (Thought we’d tempt a few local police officers too, but we planned to let ’em go if we did.)

Anyway, the bait worked and now there are ten less piggies terrorizing the neighborhood. So next time you get a pest in your yard, remember. It could be worse…
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