Skip to comments.Tumbleweeds Overtake Colorado Neighborhood and Trap Families in Their Homes
Posted on 03/19/2014 7:10:26 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Tumbleweeds overtake neighborhood and trap families in their homes
Recent tornado-like winds have covered a Colorado Springs, Colorado neighborhood in tumbleweeds. The large dried plants have invaded the Cuchares Ranches subdivision to such a degree that some residents said they were trapped in their homes and had to call 911 for help.
I look outside and tumbleweeds are literally blowing up and over our house, Melissa Walker told KRDO NewsChannel 13. I didnt expect to be able to jump from my second story window into a pile of tumbleweeds. In some places, the tumbleweeds are stacked 10-feet high.
As reported by KCNC CBS 4, the neighborhood is under development and does not even appear on maps yet, so the tumbleweeds blow in from adjacent empty fields. The invaders are not new to Colorado Springs, but the locals say it has never been this bad.
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“Tumbleweed takeover: Homeowners fear fire hazard”
Death by Tumbleweed. :-)
I’m sure some friend of Baraq will come up with a “green” method to convert them into ethanol and make a few hundred mil from the taxpayers.
I would imagine that this could be a very serious fire hazard....
I did not read the article as I have a tendency to not read anything that sounds really stupid like people claiming to be “trapped in their homes by tumbleweeds”.
All one would need is a flat nosed shovel, or the like to render the weeds harmless little piles of weed rubble. We often have them blowing over the property throughout the year.
Whack ‘em, and fear not.
Or ... just put out the word to all of the potheads in Denver and Boulder that there is lots of free “weed” in Colorado Springs, and then they’ll come and smoke it all.
It occurs to me that perhaps this particular bit of acreage wasn't the best place to build a "subdivision" of homes, streets and driveways...
Which came first? The developer/builder, or the tumbleweeds?! Or do you suppose this is a "tumbleweed of the century" event?
Looks like a Tribble Invasion.
I’m a roaming cowboy riding all day long,
Tumbleweeds around me sing their lonely song.
Nights underneath the prairie moon,
I ride along and sing this tune.
See them tumbling down
Pledging their love to the ground
Lonely but free I’ll be found
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.
sons of the pioneers
Now wait just a minute, Melissa. You can't get out and neither can your car but others can drive through. Make up your little lib mind. Besides, front door open in so you can open your door and push those weeds out of the way. Surely, you can put more effort in than the wind that blew them in. Or go out the back door, because the wind blows one direction, and pull the weeds away from your front door. Helpless little twit calling 911 and wasting their time.
Thanks for post, we should e-mail link it to the residents of Cuchares Ranches! ; )
It could have been worse. They might have been trapped by a 22 lb cat with anger issues.
If tribbles mated with porcupines.
LOL! They probably wouldn’t appreciate the humor but if they’re going to live in the West they have to be willing to sacrifice a little. :-)
Nice landscaping...Is that a bear in the pic?