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Old 24-12-2012, 18:46   #121
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Re: A Damn Mouse

With all this food your rat is going to have a very merry Christmas. Perhaps you could put out a little Trifle and some wine too
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Old 24-12-2012, 19:42   #122
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All I want for Christmas is a dead rat.
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Old 24-12-2012, 20:16   #123
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All I want for Christmas is a dead rat.
A humble enough request - have you been a good boy?
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Old 24-12-2012, 23:15   #124
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Don't get your hopes up- One doesn't expect any creatures to be stirring tonight...not even a mouse.
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Old 25-12-2012, 02:06   #125
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Old 25-12-2012, 02:29   #126
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Rebel's mouse posting here.
Merry Christmas to everyone .
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Old 25-12-2012, 07:10   #127
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No movement of any type yesterday. Two days in a row of nothing, now with bacon traps.
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Old 25-12-2012, 07:43   #128
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No movement of any type yesterday. Two days in a row of nothing, now with bacon traps.
Starting to sound that your food budget is going into support of the mouse/rat.

Kind of like fatting up the cow?
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Old 25-12-2012, 07:51   #129
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No movement of any type yesterday. Two days in a row of nothing, now with bacon traps.

Yeah. They dont move when they have babies.

The cute lil kids wean pretty quick so she will be up and about soon, with the kids in tow.
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Yeah. They dont move when they have babies.

The cute lil kids wean pretty quick so she will be up and about soon, with the kids in tow.
You know it is remotely possible that it left. The last time I heard from it, it was upside down on a sticky trap and left a ton of hair and fuzz behind.

I'm prepped to kill but I'm harboring a hope that it's back to living on the (poisoned) dock.
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On British men-o-war during the Napoleonic era, rats were caught and sold to the midshipmen's mess, which greatly enjoyed the fresh meat.

Yummy alternative to Vegamite.

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You wouldn't kill these little creatures, would you? After all it's Christmas.
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No worries. I asked our exterminator about the poison when the outdoor poison rat traps were set at our place. He said that cats and dogs won't eat rats which are already dead from the poison. And birds of prey, will not ingest enough of it to be a health threat to them. The chemical is concentrated in just a couple vital rat organs. Also, dogs and cats won't be attracted to the poison cubes, not something they'd be interested in consuming.
actually I've heard dog's are VERY interested in it. From one of many stories:
"Last fall, I saw several pets at my animal hospital that had been poisoned. As the cooler weather rolls in each year, vermin (mice and other rodents) seek shelter and warmth indoors.
Home owners put out bait to control the mice and rats, assuming their pet won’t or can’t get into it. Even pet owners who hide the bait around their homes can wind up with a poisoned dog or cat."
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Old 25-12-2012, 13:17   #134
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Re: A Damn Mouse

Rebel,
What you need is one of these. That's why they were brought out of Africa, to chase rodents aboard chinese ship. His hearing and smelling capabilities are above average, being very nocturnal.
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What type of rat is that Del?
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