Save the Varmints from Drowning!

How many times have you found drowned squirrels, mice, rats or lizards in your water buckets or troughs?  There’s not only the “gross” factor of disposing of the remains, but I always worry about cleaning the buckets well enough to prevent any infection to my horses.

We were riding recently at Shangri-La and discovered that paint screens had been placed in all water buckets.  If an animal falls in, it would be able to use the screen to climb back out.  It’s a good idea, and cheap.  And think of the joys of NEVER finding another carcass in the water!

paint screen

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