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Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #75: September 23, 2008, 04:04:26 PM »
My parents lived in Queensland, Australia before I was born...where they lived was in the sugarcane belt north of Brisbane, where it's just mile after mile after mile of sugar plantations.  Every year, the workers would burn the cane fields to prepare for the next crop, and this would unleash a veritable tsunami of rodents and snakes.  Apparently it was something out of a B-movie, zillions of rats and snakes scurrying and slithering to safety across the road and the air full of smoke.  Mom was apparently a nervous wreck whenever this was going on.