by Karen Dustman


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June 27, 2013
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Another skirmish on the varmint front

The Rabbit Wars have begun. My husband’s pellet gun is propped menacingly by the back door. And that familiar set to his jaw has returned: the one that says, “Anything with ears bigger than mine is a goner.” Early spring brings the Vole Wars. As the snow melts off, temperatures rise inside the house as well. “Did you see that?!!” The voice isn’t a sonic boom, but it’s close. “They’ve been busy ruining my lawn all winter!” Khrushchev would have been pounding his shoe. Out come the mousetraps. Voles, I have learned, are creatures of habit. Once they’ve constructed their …

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