Part 1 – Over the Bridge
We Need Cunning Plan
Simplicity is the Key
The walk home was both dark and shrouded in the silence of thoughtful plotting.
I could think of several ideas, off the cuff, which included:
- Tempt it with treats and grab it, simple but it probably wont fall for it.
- Lasso it, neither of us had done this in a very long time and even then with little or no success.
- Net it, with a large net. Problem no net and no skill in throwing one.
- A box trap – this is where you put down bait and prop a box over it so that pulling a string will cause the box or cage to drop over it. This had once worked for me but only when catching a Hamster.
- Borrow a professional trap from the RSPCA or similar. The nearest RSPCA was twelve miles away and they might not take to the idea of lending equipment to us.
The last idea had an additional problem. The RSPCA, we were told, had already had several attempts to capture the beast all without any success. They may not want two amateurs to succeed where they had failed.
I decided to say nothing to Fourdoor until the next night when we would have our strategy meeting.
Incidentally I have opted for the Fourdoor as it comes to mind more naturally.
Arrangements made, for the next night, we went our separate ways.
Home to bed and to plan.
Part 2 – Meet the Beast
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