British pests and
pests are very different beasts, yet curiously they also share some similarities, so let us see how they shape up if we put them head to head. This will be a 3 bout contest with no biting or gouging, let the best critter win! Florida
Foxes vs Raccoons
, if a dustbin (trash can) gets rifled, the number one suspect is usually an urban fox (unless you are unfortunate enough to live in a seaside town like Britain Brighton, where giant seagulls fight over the pizza crusts). The fox is a resourceful animal with a legendary reputation gained from numerous fairytales, although in reality he is just a little dog with a big tail. In , the raccoon is the chief trash can raider. With a reputation for possessing cunning and even supernatural powers by Native Americans, he sports a stripy tail and bandit mask eye markings, which seem somehow appropriate given his thieving tendencies. Florida
Winner: the fox. He is more clever, cooler and sexier, and that’s why we have the term: “foxy”. I mean nobody ever says an attractive lady is “raccoony”, do they?
Hedgehogs vs Armadillos
These foragers would appear to be completely worlds apart on the surface, but they do have one similarity that I’ll tell you about, once I’ve introduced them. In the
, we have the hedgehog, the cute spiky mammal, who really wouldn’t be a pest at all, if he wasn’t a walking breeding colony of fleas and lice. Having said that, the hedgehog does probably eat many more bugs than he carries around. UK , on the other hand, has the armadillo, this fellow comes out at night when you’re asleep and f**ks up all your flower beds, digging around for grubs and making lots of messy holes in the process. So what do they have in common? They are both virtually suicidal when it comes to crossing the road and hence can commonly be found flattened by the side of the highway. Florida
Winner: the armadillo. Hedgehogs are cute but their spines are no match for the armadillo’s folds of leathery armor.
Slugs vs Cockroaches
|The only language that |
a cockroach understands!
pests to be the overall victors! Florida