It’s Hard to Have Much Sympathy for a Rodent in Paradise
It’s not always easy to have sympathy for the pests trying to sneak into our homes. But in most areas of the world one can at least understand the motivation. After all, consider just how cold the average winter is in New York or Michigan. We might not like it when a rat sneaks into our home to escape from the cold. But we can at least understand why it’d need to. It’s quite often a literal life and death situation for any mammals stuck out in the freezing cold.
But it’s equally safe to say that any tiny bit of sympathy will drain away when looking at more hospitable climates. Hawaii is perhaps the absolute best example. It’s quite literally a tropical paradise. The natural surroundings offer a wide variety of delicious foods. The weather might get a little hot on occasion. But it’s nothing a little shade can’t fix. Water is plentiful and there’s no need to worry about those freezing winters. In short, it’s a paradise for humans and mice alike.
Which is why people are often much less sympathetic when they find mice, rats or other vermin in their homes. A life and death situation are understandable. But in an area like Honolulu the pests invade homes for little reason other than they like our food more. And to be sure, if offered a chance to nibble on a box of sugary cereal or tree bark most of us know what we’d choose. And it’s understandable … READ MORE >>>