Haiku Friday: Varmits and Related Critters

While on a short trip to Galveston Island last summer, my family and I spotted this amazing “Varmit Busters” truck. What you cannot see very well in this photo is the fact that it was pulling an airboat because they are also “Gator Getters.”

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Sometimes in this life you just need a little help in dealing with varmits and related critters. Whether it’s a mousetrap or a barn cat or an exterminator or dear old dad, you reach out to them — or scream for them perhaps — to send into exile certain long-leggedy beasties and furry friends. This week let’s write haiku about those experiences. Describe the horror of it all in one verse with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line, like this:

The small spider scared
our boys. But my wife killed it
with her bare hand. Whoa.

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