I've mentioned before that there is a HUGE empty lot next to and behind my house that is home to a bunch of rats, mice and other varmint. This morning, as I was cleaning house, I was startled by a loud banging noise. I glanced out of my front door to find a group of my neighbors and the owners of the empty lot, banging on the big, black door that guards the empty field.
Curiosity got the best of me and Hubby, so we walked over to see what the big fuss was about. After talking to my neighbors, I learned that my brush with the giant caterpillar was nothing in comparison to the unwanted house guests my neighbors had encountered. One of my neighbors was greeted by a large tlacuache (opossum) this morning, as she entered her kitchen, while another found a snake making its way across her patio. (Shudder!)
To make a long story short, my neighbors all met with the owner of the empty lot and asked if he would open the doors, so one of the neighbors could get his tractors in there to "clean" up the mess.
This is what we found behind the closed doors. It's a jungle in there! And who knows what kind of critters are lurking underneath all of those weeds!
It's amazing what 2 tractors and my father-in-law, armed with a machete can accomplish.
I just hope those critters don't decide to take refuge in my house.