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February 27, 2016 - 7:36 pm
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Some of the wildlife we have seen on or around the dock in south Florida: anoles, basilisks [aka, Jesus Lizards] geckos, iguanas, opossums, raccoons, squirrels ... Eclipse had been closed up and unattended for 6 weeks ~ when re-visited, come to find, some kind of varmint or critter, I suspect a rather large mouse, found it's way aboard [via the louvred teak companionway hatch board ?], gnawed on almost everything and proceeded to leave its calling cards everywhere ! ! ! !

Aaaaggghhhh!!!!  Neither a pretty sight nor smell ... everything has to be removed and, if not washable, thrown away ~ and the boat disinfected.

This is / was the cushion on the port settee fold-up back-rest / upper bunk ...

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In case you're wondering about the stainless steel nut in the pic. above ... I 'wash' my hands under running water [old sailor's tip] with it [instead of soap] after cutting garlic ~ works wonders, no smell whatsoever!

I bet the rascally 'rodent' was surprised biting into this ...

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I hope the b'tard choked!

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March 24, 2016 - 6:22 am
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Dang... that is more than a mouse.. turbo mouse!!!!!!!!!

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