Remember me mentioning a rodent was somehow getting into the seed bin? He put a "no see" trap into the bin. He caught the smallest mouse we have ever sort-of seen. You only see the tail, at worst. We also were dealing with a squirrel getting into our Outback and truck. The alarm no longer scares off the squirrel. We moved the feeder so it does not have to cross the open area, maybe keeping the squirrel from getting into the engine departments. So far, the squirrel has not appeared after screaming at us for daring to move HIS feeder.
So where was I...
The truck died after reaching the road when Himself was trying to take the garbage to the recycle/dump center. He had to have it towed back into our driveway. The battery was dead. We were told that the new gas with ethanol tends to "sour" quickly. People have to put an additive into the tanks if the vehicle is not driven much. Lovely, gas is twice the price and crappier in quality. I know, what is new about that? Anyway... He charges the battery and puts the additive into the truck. He then tries to start the truck. It starts for a moment and dies. He gets out The Truck Book, looking to see if the squirrel or rodent may of chewed a line or something. He found what was left of the air filter, shown below.
We had an outrageous 10 minute storm the other day. The poor bird below was trying to dry out afterwards.