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Common law vs Natural Law

August 8, 2010
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Common law says I own my property and can control access to it and most certainly have a say on whether other occupants are allowed for any period of time.

Today I ceded this authority to the laws of nature; the decision came 18 feet off the ground armed only with a wrench and my ever present garden camera.

The squatters were fairly nice about it; they decided that in return for my generous hospitality they would allow me to finish my tasks and return to the ground without accelerating @32 ft/second in a cloud of angry Vespidae.

The side awning had a failed seam (again) and was removed yesterday, repaired by Miguel in his cinder block shop, and was to be reinstalled this morning.

It’s like finding yourself face to face with a large dog, on its turf, wondering whether you are going to be eaten alive or not (only worse).

I thought about going to get a can of wasp spray but then figured they didn’t see too upset that I was there and the extermination event might end up sending me to the ground anyway.

Really, wasps of all kinds should be left alone unless they are in an area where there is a good chance someone will bump into the nest and get swarmed. They are voracious predators of all sorts of pest insects and have a significant role in the balance of things in nature. They will kill and eat everything from aphids to common houseflies (I know, A to H isn’t as impressive as A to Z but my brain is slowing down to fast to appropriately finish this post.)

That’s all, carry on……

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Mrs. Cohutt permalink
    August 8, 2010 9:35 pm

    Be careful on that ladder. 🙂

  2. Mr C. permalink
    August 9, 2010 12:50 pm

    Dat yellow jacket bees fraid of a little wasp ?

    • August 9, 2010 4:54 pm

      In a word: YES

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