There are a lot of wild animals in this area.
Almost too many wild animals for my tastes.
I love the hawks and the eagles but I hate the snakes. I also seriously dislike the badgers. I didn’t mind them until recently. Mostly badgers keep to themselves. However a badger dug a tunnel under our air conditioner compressor over the winter and caused a lot of damage. Our air conditioner compressor is in the back of the house and it’s really hard to access. In the winter months we cover up the compressor and then forget about it until the snow melts. This spring, when we uncovered the compressor, we noticed that there was a huge hole underneath the concrete slab that it is resting on. The hole is so huge that the slab of concrete, and the compressor, are leaning to one side. Worse yet, it seems like the badger that dug the hole is still living underneath our air conditioner compressor. We tried turning on the air conditioner and it is not running right. I think that is because it is not level. So we are going to have to pay to get the badger removed, the hole filled in and our air conditioner compressor leveled once again. This is going to be expensive. It is also going to be a pain in the butt. I’m seriously thinking about seeing if the compressor can be moved to a more accessible part of the yard. If we walked past it every day we could keep an eye on the compressor. Also, maybe animals wouldn’t burrow under it if there was a lot of foot traffic all year long.