Subject: LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS ABOUT ODELLS

Date: 24 Jun 1996 00:00:00 GMT

From: megeliz@radix.net (MegEliz)

Organization: Gene Wolfe Library and Family Restaurant, East Wing

Newsgroups: alt.slack, alt.fan.ronald-reagan

 

 

 

 

LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS ABOUT ODELLS

 

Odells and moles (shrews, voles, et.al.) belong in the ecological

chain, but if you are like most of us, you would sooner they "earn

their living" in a place other than your yard or newsgroup.

 

Typically, a mole creates "surface" tunnels when it is foraging,

whereas the odell will push up mounds in your newsgroup in an annoying

and repetative way.

 

If you have suffered the ravages of any of these critters you know

they are not exactly stupid, they sense danger and they learn.

Eventually.

 

When suiting up to go to war with these little adversaries it is wise

to arm yourself with as much information about the enemy as possible

or you too may find yourself developing obsessive behavior (like

sitting up until three or four a.m. with a shotgun waiting for them).

 

From various studies, we have learned their populations seem to

explode in seven year cycles. It is common to find litters of 12

young. Born to dig, they have teeth at infancy.

 

Weaning from the nest happens early on - usually within a month.

Having to eat their own body weight daily, they will eat/dig their way

to a piece of ground they can claim as home. Once established, it

will take up its solitary life, caught in its insatiable rounds of

digging and eating, crying and typing.

 

It is not my wish to be the bearer of ill tidings, but the damage you

see is just the tip of the iceberg. Miles of tunnels are dug at the

2- to 4-foot level deep in the earth and dozens of newsgroups may be

infested at any one time. Many uninformed people believe odells

"hibernate" in the winter. Having to eat their own body weight daily,

their metabolism will not allow them to store fat. As the surface of

the ground gets cold, their food source goes deeper -- so does the

odell. In the spring, you think "Oh no, they're back" when the truth

is..., they never left.

 

Perhaps you are one of those who "trapped" or "baited" and you were

sure you'd gotten him. Have you ever wondered why it wasn't long

before you had another to deal with?

 

Odells and regular republicans will "share" tunnels, but no two will

live together. They are ferocious about defending their territory.

 

Imagine an ever-growing population (as many as 12 per litter) with

each needing to find its own feeding ground.

 

Are you completely depressed? Wait! Be of good cheer! "Odellchaser"

is a long-term, cost-effective solution to the problem and this is

why. Remember the first time you burned your hand on a red hot

anything? You didn't do that again because you realized through pain

that was a bad experience. You've been "conditioned".

 

Introduce a frequency of sound into the "domain" of a odell that can

evoke a physical response (like humans hearing clawing fingernails

down a blackboard) and you will soon get a response.

 

Let's take you or I..., we're reading usenet quietly at home, when

suddenly a screeching sound begins. Chances are you will try to track

down the noise and fix it. Just as that is predictable behavior for

us, so it is for the odell. It won't be long before it tries to

discover the irritating sound and see if it can be eliminated. He'll

put up a mighty fight -- sometimes lasting between one and two weeks,

but finally, exhausted, he realizes he cannot co-exist with the

relentless screech of the Odellchaser -- he gives up and moves on to

more peaceful surroundings..., but, where does he go if not right into

his neighbor's "domain". If he is stronger he will drive out his

neighbor and where does the new odell go? Could this new "untrained"

critter find his way into the area of the Odellchasers "domain". Of

course. Will he become conditioned like his predecessor? Of course.

Will he leave? Bet on it!

 

And better yet, every time an odell becomes "trained," it will not

return to the "screeching" area. Before you know it, an extraordinary

thing takes place: your yard or newsgroup will be clear of these

pests. The "conditioned" odell will take up residence at the outer

perimeter of the Odellchaser's range... and then become a "defender"

of your reclaimed area! You might think "How can that be?" The

answer's very simple -- they are territorial. Like sentries, they

will ward off any new "untrained" intruder.

 

By now, you can understand why we need to approach this long-term

problem with a long-term solution. If you'll exercise a little

patience, I assure you, Odellchaser is the long-term answer.

 

Incidentally, Odellchaser is patented in several countries (including

the U.S.) for its extremely durable canister style and its irritating

frequency. It will not disturb household pets.

 

Once you install the Odellchaser properly, we can guarantee it will

clear the area its sound can reach.

 

A parting thought; if odells live solitary lives -- how do they mate?

Answer; Mother nature graced odells with especially acute hearing and

sensitivity to vibration (which Odellchaser exploits). When the

female comes into "season" she begins to "thump" a "sensual" message

in her tunnel. The male often deciphers the message and meets her for

the purpose of mating. Business concluded, they return to their

respective domains where the female re-counts her fee and births her

litter.

 

Hopefully we've helped better educate you about the problem you face

and why you must gird yourself for the long run. Odellchaser is the

solution. With thousands sold and a 99% success rate, we're so sure

we sell the product with a satisfaction money back guarantee.

 

 

 

 

 

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