All Creatures Great and Small

Have you ever met a tiger?

Have you ever met a tiger in the wild? I did, twice, in Thailand when I was in the army. The first time I had to go to the restroom at night, which was a porta potty about 50 yards from the camp. When I got done, I opened the door to come out and there was a tiger laying on the ground in front of the door. Good thing I had a flashlight. I spent the rest of the night in the porta potty. On the second occasion, I was on top of a mountain near Pakchong. Me and my buddy, Jake, decided to walk down the mountain and look around. We had to stop to relieve ourselves on a bush and when we peed, we heard a low growl on the other side of the bush. Sounded like thunder but it was a sunny day. We looked over the bush and a tiger stood up. We ran screaming up the mountain as fast as we could. Out of breath we turned around and the tiger was walking away in the other direction. Apparently, we disturbed him while he was digesting a meal, which was great. He had no interest in us. We continued to run up the mountain. On one other non-tiger occasion, I had to go switch generators for the truck’s signal equipment. I walked to the generators in weeds about five foot tall. Just before I got there a cobra reared its head up over the grass and I stood there slightly paralyzed. I don’t mind snakes, but when a cobra is standing up 5 feet in the air, there is another 10 feet on the ground. I turned around and went back to the truck and we were out of electricity for a few hours, before I went out again. The snake had moved on. I liked Thailand. Lots of animals, sometimes in the wrong place.

 

 

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I have been in the pest management industry for over 40 years. In that time I have used almost every pesticide available to control so-called “pests”. With this experience, I have learned over the years that the pesticides we use are far more dangerous than the pests we are trying to control. As a result, it has become a passion for me to improve the quality of life for humans and the planet, by assisting people to not only become more educated and aware of their environment – but also by learning to manage their home and business with a sustainable and healthier approach to tending to unwanted infestations of bugs. Please enjoy my blog posts, check out my publications, utilize my services, or simply stay in touch if you have a bug question…

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