It's a jungle out there!

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.


10 comments:

  1. Again I will say that I am totally freaked out by the thought of all those creatures getting into my house. UGH!

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  2. It IS amazing what a couple of Mexican men with machetes can accomplish. And in short order too!
    Be especially on the lookout for stray alacrán, they don't like being disrupted. I have the same thing going on next door and have had 2 so far. They like things tranquilo too!
    Buen dia!

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  3. I love my machete. I was out in my yard the other day in a long bright orange dress when I decided that my bougainvillea strays really needed to be cut. So off I went to get my machete. Although a long orange dress is a strange thing to be wearing while wielding a machete- my friend drove by and pointed out that I matched my machete.

    Hey- if you going to swing around a giant blade in dress- you should at least coordinate.

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  4. tractors, your father-in-law and his machete and their pure detemination...

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  5. Keep us posted. Migrations always make interesting posts.

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  6. What gorgeous scenery!!! Still, kinda dangerous :S Good luck!

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  7. if a snake even came near me...I'd be on the first plane back to Canada!!!

    Oh and just LOVe the pic of your suegro! LOL!!

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  8. ...and I thought my yard was terrible! :)

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  9. wow you will all be seeing more wild life Im sure. But then if they keep it cleaned up things should get better. I like the idea of neighbors getting together for something like this.

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  10. Awww, I would have enjoyed seeing the opossum. I think they are adorable. Funny, when I was previously living in Mexico, I was so taken aback the first time I encountered two gentlemen walking the streets with machetes. My knees buckled, and I thought I would faint, as they walked toward me. They looked very serious and this was in the middle of the afternoon. As they were just about to pass me, they tipped their hats, and just smiled. :) I eventually got over my alarm at the sight of machetes, after all they do come in handy in the jungle environment. The weeds don't ever stop growing in those parts, and get super thick.
    Maureen

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