Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 22-12-2012, 19:28   #76
Senior Cruiser
 
rebel heart's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 6,190
Images: 3
Re: A Damn Mouse

Quote:
Originally Posted by Celestialsailor View Post
Freudian slip?
I wish. Can't roll the dice on that stuff down here. In dad/husband mode in a foreign country. Would probably make this whole rat thing a lot easier to handle.
__________________

__________________
rebel heart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-12-2012, 19:48   #77
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Cruz
Boat: Boatless Again
Posts: 4,310
Re: A Damn Mouse

Tastes like chicken...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	roast rat for dinner.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	8.8 KB
ID:	51587  
__________________

__________________
donradcliffe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-12-2012, 19:53   #78
Registered User
 
sww914's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Punta De Mita
Boat: Vagabond 39 Hull # 1
Posts: 1,842
Re: A Damn Mouse

I have a dumb uncle. You probably do too but maybe not this dumb. We were living way out in the country, the nearest house was a mile away and town was 30 miles away. We had a rat living under the bathtub who had eluded capture. Uncle Mikey decided to shoot the rat. Some folks would have chosen a pellet gun or even a 22, but not Mike. He got a lawn chair, a beer, and his 44 Magnum and camped out in the bathroom waiting for the rat to show his little rate face through the hole next to the bottom corner of the bathtub.
After an hour and a half, Mr Rat peeked out. Mikey aimed and then BOOM!
He pulled the shot a little bit and blew a hole right through the bathtub and the concussion cracked the bathroom window and Mikey's ears rang for 2 days. I suspect that Mr Rat's ears rang as well.
So, the moral of the story is, well there seem to be several morals to this story.
__________________
Steve
http://www.landfallvoyages.com
sww914 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-12-2012, 20:12   #79
Mooderator
 
capngeo's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Key West & Sarasota
Boat: Cal 28 "Happy Days"
Posts: 4,211
Images: 12
Send a message via Yahoo to capngeo Send a message via Skype™ to capngeo
Re: A Damn Mouse

I use the poison that makes them thirsty... they go on shore to look for water and usually die. I lived 5 years in a slip right next to a restaurant.... I became a rat extermination expert! I even bought a dozen of those black plastic bait stations and scattered them around the marina. They breed faster than any trap can keep up with.

BTW once a trap has a kill, throw it away, they can smell their dead uncle bergovoy and will steer clear.
__________________
Any fool with a big enough checkbook can BUY a boat; it takes a SPECIAL type of fool to build his own! -Capngeo
capngeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-12-2012, 20:20   #80
Registered User
 
Red Charlotte's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Crossing the Pacific
Boat: Hans Christian 36'
Posts: 191
Re: A Damn Mouse

sww914 - your story cracked me up!

Minaret - trust me, I want to get the vermin OFF of the boat but I don't want to be cruel. My top priority is my 2 year old on board and then my soon to be born infant. I'm in hyper nesting mode and I'm sure it is stressing Eric out that I'm stressed out.

I'm on partial bed rest so I am rarely away from the boat for long. While we do have a few sticky traps out I don't think a rat would have enough time to gnaw a body part off without my knowing about it (hearing it.) As soon as we know one is trapped, Eric will dispatch with it (as humanely as possible) forthwith.
Red Charlotte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-12-2012, 20:56   #81
Registered User
 
sww914's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Punta De Mita
Boat: Vagabond 39 Hull # 1
Posts: 1,842
Re: A Damn Mouse

Thanks Charlotte.
We're almost there! We're in Cabo for a couple more days and when the weather is right we'll shoot across to Vallarta. We haven't decided where in the bay yet but we'll see you again soon.
__________________
Steve
http://www.landfallvoyages.com
sww914 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-12-2012, 21:05   #82
JRM
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Santa Barbara
Boat: Valiant 40
Posts: 416
Images: 2
When I was younger we used to get huge rats in the house. Every time the fields were plowed, they'd come looking for greener pastures. Got to be pretty good at dispatching them. A few suggestions...

You've got to secure the traps. We'd tie them down. If you don't kill them outright they can crawl off dragging the trap. Also, one night I thought Armageddon had come, but it was just a trap squeezed between the furnace and the wall. The rat was caught but not dead, and all the thrashing was turning the furnace into a bass drum. Stupid thing managed to get all the way behind the furnace before he shuffled off his mortal coil.

You can trap them but don't "trap" them. One time the dog cornered a big one under my mom's china hutch. I could see him under there. I got the bright idea to starve him, so I pushed the hutch up against the wall and trapped him under it. Freaking rat ate a hole through mom's best furniture. She was ***pissed***!

At any rate, I do hope he vacates forthwith. Better all around for everyone.

JRM
__________________
JRM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-12-2012, 23:34   #83
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Montegut LA.
Boat: Now we need to get her to Louisiana !! she's ours
Posts: 3,421
Re: A Damn Mouse

Connie just reminded me we have been useing shrimp for bait down here and we been gettin em good !! havent had one since a week after the last Hurrycane LOL Got 6 in one week !! just sayin if the mexican rats don't like peanut butter try shrimp, everything eats shrimp
__________________
Bob and Connie
bobconnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-12-2012, 00:53   #84
Senior Cruiser
 
s/v Beth's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
Boat: Valiant 40 (1975)
Posts: 4,066
Re: A Damn Mouse

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobconnie View Post
Connie just reminded me we have been useing shrimp for bait down here and we been gettin em good !! havent had one since a week after the last Hurrycane LOL Got 6 in one week !! just sayin if the mexican rats don't like peanut butter try shrimp, everything eats shrimp
What did I say about sushi??
__________________
s/v Beth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-12-2012, 04:56   #85
Armchair Bucketeer
 
David_Old_Jersey's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,013
Images: 4
Re: A Damn Mouse

All this talk of violence at Xmas makes me sad .

I think the Rat should first be offered counselling .
__________________
David_Old_Jersey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-12-2012, 05:18   #86
Moderator
 
Seaworthy Lass's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2008
Boat: Aluminium cutter rigged sloop
Posts: 12,810
Re: A Damn Mouse

Quote:
Originally Posted by David_Old_Jersey View Post
All this talk of violence at Xmas makes me sad .

I think the Rat should first be offered counselling .
Offering him/her a home David? Adoption papers are on the way .
__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." Isak Dinesen
"To me the simple act of tying a knot is an adventure in unlimited space." Clifford Ashley
Seaworthy Lass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-12-2012, 05:28   #87
Armchair Bucketeer
 
David_Old_Jersey's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,013
Images: 4
Re: A Damn Mouse

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seaworthy Lass View Post
Offering him/her a home David? Adoption papers are on the way .
Nope. Been there, done that - didn't end so well for the mouse........

I'm Being Outsmarted by a Mouse !
David_Old_Jersey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-12-2012, 05:46   #88
Moderator
 
Seaworthy Lass's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2008
Boat: Aluminium cutter rigged sloop
Posts: 12,810
Re: A Damn Mouse

Quote:
Originally Posted by David_Old_Jersey View Post
Nope. Been there, done that - didn't end so well for the mouse........

I'm Being Outsmarted by a Mouse !
Oh, David, that thread needs an R rating for the violence depicted .

Still recovering from shock here after seeing your photo. May take years to get over that image .
I am not that far removed from the four year old I once was, who when taken to see a Disney movie, screamed the theatre down when Bambi's mother was killed in the opening scenes. That scarred me for life!!!
PS Did the mouse get three written warnings before the sentence?
__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." Isak Dinesen
"To me the simple act of tying a knot is an adventure in unlimited space." Clifford Ashley
Seaworthy Lass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-12-2012, 05:49   #89
Registered User
 
Snore's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St Petersburg
Boat: Tartan 33
Posts: 1,880
Re: A Damn Mouse

Rebel,

If you still have not heard your new guests moving around, they may have been afronted by your lack of hospitality and left.

This might be the best time to take Mark's suggestion and rig rat guards on all the mooring lines.

Bill
__________________
"Whenever...it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off- then, I account it high time to get to sea..." Ishmael
Snore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-12-2012, 06:29   #90
Senior Cruiser
 
rebel heart's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 6,190
Images: 3
Re: A Damn Mouse

Update:

Little bastard snagged on a sticky trap. Fur and fuzz all over it; it was baited with peanut butter. He also managed to eat the peanut butter off of the mechanical traps, licking them clean. These were traps set so delicately that I needed to use pliers when setting them.

The sticky trap worked, sort of. I doubt it did mortal damage. He basically managed to flip it upside down then wiggled over to a crack that the trap wouldn't fit down but he could. And yeah, there was a line tied to it.
__________________

__________________
rebel heart is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So, you catch a mouse on a sticky tray - then what ? ty.gregory Off Topic Forum 96 23-02-2012 09:07
Kevin Patterson's Sea Mouse jpazzz Monohull Sailboats 0 09-01-2012 19:58
I'm Being Outsmarted by a Mouse ! David_Old_Jersey Off Topic Forum 45 06-01-2012 11:39
BU-353 USB GPS mouse. Which charts to use with it? Uncle Buck Navigation 2 02-01-2012 14:30
Using Mouse to Drag Maps Around ? oystercatcher OpenCPN 3 27-11-2011 11:58



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:10.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.