For the last two weeks I have had to call our City of Vicksburg's Animal Control Unit, to bring a cage to capture some pesky animals that want to live under our house that sits over a small hill. I don't know how in the world they can get in but they do. When we first moved here 20 years ago we did not have this problem and then all of a sudden here comes all the cats, opossums and raccoons to live rent free. They have gotten up in the insulation and have made a big mess. Our heating system went on the blink a couple of weeks ago and its a fairly new unit and went downstairs to check and saw part of the side panel off and on the ground and a pipe was unhooked from the unit. I called Animal Control and asked them to bring a cage to catch whatever is under the house again. It has been about 5 years since we had to call the city to pick up 6 raccoons and 6 opossums and a number of cats that were staying here...but now they are baaaaack! Two weeks ago we captured two cats and over the weekend an opossum and just this morning a bigger older opossum. I've got to find out where they are coming in and get that fixed before they tear down our cypress home.
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.