Plenty of sunshine is in the forecast. As of now, we are still seeing rain showers as I write this column.
A young rabbit is in my flower bed ,beside the utility shed, nibbling on wet greens. How could I scold anything so cute? The only survivor of a litter of four babies born beneath the evergreens, in a fur-filled nest knows where to find a good meal.
He or she scurries out of sight when danger lurks, even a sparrow seems to be a threat. Noisy crows hover over the dumpster at the school and disrupt the bunny’s mini-meals.
The hawk knows about this little smart, fast moving wild rabbit as well. Mom’s job is done. She does not care. Could be, she’s off looking for greener pastures, already.
With all of the dangers that may pass through my yard this summer I would not suggest she have more babies in my space next time.
I just learned the “ Kissing bug” is on the move in Indiana. They can cause Chagas disease. The bite can be deadly, very itchy and or cause other health related problems.
The parasite is found on the bugs feces, typically, when someone is sleeping the material gets rubbed in the bite wound or into the eye and mouth and that’s how it enters into your body .
The likelihood of getting the disease from the bug in the U.S. is low, however; we all should be better informed about the dangerous blood-sucking insect and how to deal with it.
Orkin’s website is a good and reliable source to learn anything you want and need to know about the bugs. Photos of the bug are helpful as well. Learn the causes, symptoms and remedies.
I don’t intend to bug anyone about my concerns and I did not tell you everything I learned in research of said bug. I told you where to read all about it, if you care to learn more.
No one loves the good old summertime better than I, though; I am not a fan of wasps, hornets, mosquitoes or pesky flies, fleas and spiders.
I do not mind my canine pal Tootie Mae’s kiss on the cheek at bedtime, but no bug better pucker-up and lay one on or near my lips or lids while I sleep--just saying!
I can be reached by phone at 317 - 286 - 7352 or drop me a line to 649 South Grant Street, Brownsburg, IN, 46112.