Mouse Infestation!!

Mouse Infestation!!

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I know it’s exciting!!  After fifteen years fishing of hearing about and waiting for a  mouse infestation, we officially have one!!  About every sixty years Caña Colihue, a solid cane bamboo, bloom into an rather uninteresting light purple flower.  The flower produces seeds much like wild grass seeds but apparently more nutritious for mice.  Last season, we noticed specific areas from Trevelin to Rio Pico with sporadic caña blooming, eventually going to seed and finally dying.  Where are the mice and rats we kept asking?  We kept looking, we kept asking, we kept hearing the stories about outbreaks of hanta virus and mice so thick you could walk across lakes on their backs.  They never showed up–until this winter, when infestations have been witnessed from Los Alerces National Park to Rio Pico!  Our guides and staff have been seeing thousands of mice floating on lakes and the locals have even stopped eating (and killing) fish because they are apparently infected when they eat mice.  Ha, ha….well anyone want to get some available dates?  We just ordered some mice from our friends at The Fly Shop that they use in Kamchatka.  Let’s wait until the opener and this might be the year to get some early dates in November and December with PRG…..let us know if you want a spot and we’ll be dreaming like you of stuffed fish with lumps in their stomachs.

By |2017-03-15T21:35:07+00:00October 5th, 2011|Categories: Patagonia River Guides, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mouse Infestation!!

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