Monday, September 17, 2007

Stop Badgering Us

Joseph's journal entry for Saturday, September 15, 2007:

"This evening as I was studying for my lesson for tomorrow I looked out the window to see a badger chasing the chickens. I ran for my gun, Montse ran for her camera, the girls ran to the window. I got my 22-250 [rifle] before Montse got her 'Canon.' "


That's right, folks. There was a badger only 20 yards outside our door, right by the swing set where the little girls had been playing only 10 minutes before. These things can be fierce! Think a walking rug that's as mean as a bear. I didn't get my picture, Joseph is very fast with a gun. :D This one came from Google Images.

11 comments:

AllisonK said...

EEK!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I'm glad the girls were safe. Badgers always make me think about the movie Fox and the Hound.

Lisa said...

I like the last line-"I didn't get my picture, Joseph is very fast with a gun." Wow! Scary!

wild murdocks said...

See how exciting your life is!

Corrie said...

Good thing he's quick, or it might've lived to badger you another day.

Inga said...

I am glad that everything turned out ok. I love that your husband went for his gun. That is exactly what my husband would have done in that situation.

Craig said...

Aaah......

Should of took the picture anyway!

;>)

Calandria said...

didn't Laura meet up with a Badger in one of the Little House books?

An Ordinary Mom said...

I am so glad everyone was away from him when he came to visit ... or maybe it was a she?

Kassi said...

How scary and funny! I have a funny story about a badger that involves Carmen thinking that she had discovered a new animal on the way home from girls camp - it was road kill and she picked it up and brought it to my house where my mom and I were the only ones home and about puking because it smelt so bad! She wouldn't believe us that it was a badger! My husband dreams of the day he can shoot things in his back yard - I don't think our neighbors in town would appreciate gunshots!

Tiffany said...

That would definitely get my heart racing.