36 Grains of Diplomacy

PSA: there are some graphic pics in this post.

I’ve got tons of critters in my backyard. After giving themselves a good food coma over at the farm, they mosey on over to my place to settle in for the night.

Most we give passage to. The rabbits and the red-breasted robins. We shoot the blackbirds & crows.  We most definitely raise the Black Flag of No Quarter to the groundhogs.

Tonight, I was sitting in my living room watching the clouds roll in & flipping channels when I needed a drink. I walked into my kitchen & glanced out the window as I opened the fridge.

And there it was. The demon groundhog looking straight at me through the window. Taunting me. We’ve been watching this particular groundhog for about a week. I walked back into my living room, picked up the Marlin 925 (using Federal ammo, .22LR hollowpoint) and grabbed a chair as I sat down at my dining room window.

I put the 7 round mag in the rifle & operated the bolt. I opened the window just enough to get the barrel through, hoping that the demon wouldn’t notice me. Looking through the scope, I watched as it chewed some weeds. Exhaled as I squeezed the trigger.

DOWN it went. Hooting & hollaring, I ran into my bedroom, threw on some jeans on (because I wasn’t tromping through weeds in shorts) & went outside to confirm my kill.

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Comments ( 5 )

  1. ReplyJP

    Stew meat! Throw in some taters, carrots and onions. Om nom nom!

  2. ReplyJennifer

    Nice shot! Good job.

  3. ReplyFëawen Carnesîr

    HONEY BADGER DIDN'T GIVE A SHIT! HOOOO RAH!

  4. ReplyLongrangedeath

    One Shot One Kill Semper Fi...Groundhogs die!

  5. ReplyLB @ Bullets And Biscuits

    Gawd damn a groundhog! Go Girl!

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