My son kills snakes when he sees them. ( since he was a boy )
This bothers me, I don’t like to see any animal that does as much for us die for no reason ( even the rattle snake a new comer around here is fine by me )
I thought more than once I should skin one and make him eat it.
Clearly that cruel to both boy and snake…
Phazer II is the sled, once they were very common, still are around but Yamaha stopped selling parts for them.
Snow this year has been about normal.
Temperatures have fluctuated but not to wildly ( no Siberian express… yet )
You want to see it stay bellow freezing but warm as possible, but you still need about two weeks of deep arctic cold -25 to thicken the ice on the lakes and …
And this is the important point. kill everything.
Brown deer ticks can’t take the cold, a good freeze keeps them at bay.
Non native stuff just can’t deal with it
In one of my pictures behind the dogs you see the bush is growing back after 100 years of industrial activity killed everything.
But its not normal or healthy regrowth.
Bio diversity is low and lots of non native stuff in there ( Norway maple for example ).
If the climate is changing and the natural environment is disturbed you have no idea what to expect.
That bush is fine example in warm years full of rattle snakes and deer ticks and things that do not belong