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And if, what if... the snake is not in the dryer vent, but the mice are living large in there, then what???
Reference points for anxious wee a.m hours pondering:
- Childhood buddy's gerbil escaped while I was at her house for a sleepover. Gerbil was finally found in their clothes dryer the worse for the adventure.
- Discovering a nest of snakes in the fuzzy, linty dirt below the dryer vent at the house when my sons were small and the dryer ran 24/7 all winter. Baby snakes slithering under the front door or into the delivered newspaper.
- Finding my dryer vent duct tubing impacted with lint.
- Years of reading Ellen Stoll Walsh's Mouse Count to children... "Little, warm, and tasty, fast asleep."
This is not a home maintenance project to tackle at two a.m. After work I rushed to Home Depot. There I found a "universal" Deflect-O dryer vent bird guard. Back home I got the memo that "universal" usually means the product fits every situation except MINE!
© 2012 Nancy L. Ruder