Friday, April 1, 2016

Maxene and the Chipmunks

My uncle Ron is super cool. Everyone in and around Green Lake knows Ron and have legends about him and his dog. He lives in a neighborhood home with his wife Jackie, and two kids, Sean and Alacia, and dog Maxene. Ron used to be a serious hunter in the Green Lake woods and has taken down some of the area's biggest bucks. Maxene (we usually call him Maxy) was always Ron's hunting partner and helped with the majority of Ron's kills. Besides hunting birds and deer, Maxy was extremely good at controlling the chipmunk problem in the backyard.

When I'm not able to go to the woods at 5 a.m. I can be found in the bushes of Ron's house hunting chips. The chips dig through my uncle's yard  making holes and destroying the grass. So, I become Maxy's assistant and we strategize how to find and kill the chips. I use a pump BB Gun and pop the chip as soon as i have sighting. Next, Maxy sprints at the chip and grasps it with its jaw before it limps down its hole. Once Maxy delivers me the dead chip, i toss it in the meadow so it wont smell up the yard. 

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