So not long after I made that last post I began to here the low pitched gurgling of The Rake. I viewed the fruits of my labor from my bedroom window, which happens to be right above the crawl space of my house. Anyway on with the details of what happened. The Rake was crawling around the backyard with a strange curiosity for my mother's herb garden. That is until something in the herb garden spooked it and it lost interest in the herb very quickly. That's when it saw the crawlspace to my house and decided to go inside, until it got a face full of S.C.(spicy concoction I'm tired of having to write it out.) The moment it got a whiff of the stuff it let out a painful noise. That's the only way I could describe it. I know I'm stating the obvious, but this sound didn't sound like anything of this world. After it got out from under the crawlspace it began to frantically remove some of the residue of the S.C. off its face and upper body. That's around the time I made the mistake of needing to cough. The moment I coughed it looked right at me then it glanced at the metal and glass door to the backporch only to see one of the X's that I put up on all the doors to my house. It then looked back at me and it didn't take a genius to tell what it was feeling: Pissed beyond belief. The Rake then let out what I could only describe as a growl and ran back to the woods. Needless to say I was scared half-way to hell.
Okay So I learned that the Rake is definatly sensitive to all the things I put in to that concoction. And it seems as though putting X's on my doors seem to keep him out. I'm still curious as to why it's deterred by such a thing. I would recommend using the X's on the door and putting S.C. on the edges and inside of the crawlspace. Just don't make the same mistake I did if your going to watch it and make a sound that would alert this thing to your presence. For the time being I'm probably not going outside my house with out my machete.
Until next time.