I REALLY don't like snakes. I jump like a little B**** everytime I 'think' I see one.
Lizards aren't as bad for me, but I still jump. Just not as much.
Last week I was cutting a vacant house for this property management company and it had a rabbit in the fenced in back yard. I didn't see it until I had the 36" in the fence already, it ran towards the gate so I figured I'm good. It turns out that it's burrowed under the yard and got all kinda entrances everywhere..... but that's not the kicker.
It's got babies! And they were still underground! I wouldn't know there was a hole there until after I ran over it because the grass was tall. A couple times I almost hit some, they wouldn't come out the ground until I was already up on 'em with the mower. Freaked me out.
yea, Fresh Cut, I got a gopher this week that way. There were about 6 fresh mounds in the grass and as I was mowing, I heard a crunch. I backed up to see a gopher mangled by the blade! I pushed him back into the hole so he could fertilize the lawn a little (serves the b*****d right), then I had to fix all the mounds. I flooded the tunnel first, just in case there were any babies.