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    WED – 2/24


    *The crazy temperature swings in the NE have confused my triffids. Usually dormant in Feb, they're presently moving about and...agitated.

    *Really high winds tonight, but the triffids seem to be relishing it...milling about. Not to worry -- they're penned.


    THUR – 2/25

    *Raining again. The triffids are loving the moisture. Getting awful big, and there seems to be more of them. The pen's getting crowded.

    *Strange...usually the gentle clicking of the triffids is like white noise...lulling. Tonight it's really loud, and setting me on edge


    FRI – 2/26

    *Hmmm...a part of the fence on the triffids' pen was blown down last night. I hope none got out. Damn, I wish I'd counted them recently.

    *Checked the woods and found a trail of turned-up leaves. No deer did that. Have to face it: One of the triffids got out. Maybe more. Crap.

    *Still no sign of the missing triffid (triffids?). Can't report it...illegal here to raise them in NJ. Worried...this is just like 2009.

    *Keeping News12NJ on for reports of triffid sightings. None so far. Maybe I dodged a bullet and none escaped.


    SAT – 2/27

    *Triffid pen okay this AM. No reports of sightings. Shaken by the triffid kill (dead rabbit) on my front porch. An offering? Or a warning?

    *Found a decomposing deer in the woods about 250 ft from the house. Signs of multiple triffid feedings. Crap. This means big trouble. CRAP!

    *Time for a triffid hunt. Got my Benelli Super Black Eagle II autoloading 12-gauge packed with 3.5-inch double-0 magnums. Wish me luck.

    *Of course, a flamethrower would be better, but I'm holding that in reserve. Don't want to set the woods ablaze...yet.

    *Came up empty on the hunt. Damn triffids are eluding me. News-12-NJ has no reports of sightings. This is still manageable.


    SUN – 2/28

    *Yesterday I waited with the Benelli near the dead deer, figuring the triffids would come back to feed. They didn't. Today I go after them.

    *Spent the whole damn day hunting the escaped triffids - not a sign of them. Like they're avoiding me. But triffids can't think. Right?

    *Can’t sleep due to the noise from the remaining triffids in the pen. They’re clicking like demented castanets. What the hell is going on?


    MON – 2/29

    *Awakened by silence this AM. No triffid clicking. Looked out and they're gone - ALL of them. Somehow they opened the pen's gate.

    *Roamed the woods with the Benelli all day but no sign of triffids. I'm a little worried. More than a little. What's going on?

    *Checked the yard and found the flower beds torn up. Vandalized by triffids? Is that possible? This is getting creepy now.

    *Quiet tonight without the triffids. The pen is empty. Where could they have gone? Not the state park, I hope. If so, I'm screwed.


    TUE – 3/1

    *The yard is completely torn up – triffid tracks all over. A big hole in the chainlink fence by the reservoir. They’ve broken into the state park.

    *Gonna be even harder to find them now. And…wait…3 shapes moving away thru the reservoir water. OMG! TRIFFIDS CAN SWIM!

    *I wish triffids would attack each other, but what's the point? They're carnivores. Be like offering broccoli to Venus flytraps

    *Yikes! Came home tonight and ran over a triffid in my driveway. Stepped out in front of me. I dumped its crushed remains in the reservoir.
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    WED – 3/2

    *I'll have to spend the morning sweeping up. The triffid I killed was somehow thrown thru the picture window. They're mad and I'm worried.
    Looked to see a tangent of triffids surrounding the house - everywhere except the pen… standing around...clicking...waiting?

    *The phone is out. Triffids dug up the land-line. How do I explain this to the phone company? I think I'll just let it be and use my cell.

    *Tried to drive out to a motel but found the garage door dented just enough to keep it from lifting. The triffids did it. I'm trapped here.
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    THUR – 3/3

    *Didn't sleep all night due to the triffids' incessant clicking. They're all around the house, just milling about. I'm going nuts. Someone suggested driving them away with bad music. Worth a try. I've got the B-52s’ "Rock Lobster" looped and blasting.

    *OK, the triffids are still here, so B-52s not working. Gonna blast out some Kanye and see how they like that.

    *Gah! Kanye made the triffids insane! They smashed thru the porch to attack the speakers. I’m barricaded in the study while they run amok!

    *Triffids back in the yard now...waiting for dark? I'm trapped. The place is a shambles. And they stole my cell phone. Can they think? WTF?

    *The triffids have me cut off from the outside world. My only contact is my laptop via an Optimum hotspot. Could be worse. At least no Kanye

    *The triffids are still in the yard, digging out by the transformer. You don't think they're trying to cut the pow
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    FRI – 3/4

    *Sneaked out at dawn and flipped on the generator. Along the way I blasted a whole bunch of triffids with the Benelli. I’ve had it!

    *The triffids have retreated. Licking their wounds? Regrouping? It's not over yet. Didn't get them all. May have to take it to them.

    *So I’ve got power again and managed to do some real damage to the triffids. Now I've got to deal with the carcasses. Blech.

    *The dead triffids are in the compost heap...gotta take it to the survivors and go hunting at first light. Maybe half a dozen left.
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    Sat – 3/5

    *Woke up this AM and found all the surviving triffids back in their plot. WTF???? But they’ve stomped the fence flat. Was that the point of all this? Don’t fence me in? They could’ve sung me the song instead. I don't trust them…MY TRIFFIDS MUST DIE!

    *Went out to the triffids 3 times with the shotgun today. Couldn't blast them. My cuties look so happy rooted there. Seems like murder.
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    SUN Ė 3/6

    All quiet here with the triffids nestled in their fenceless plot. I see they killed a careless rabbit. (Bon appetit.) Everywhere else in the US itís Remember the Alamo day. Around here itís Remember the Days of the Triffids. (Arenít they cute?)
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