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Old 19-04-2007, 02:16   #16
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Heeyyyy, that's right. I was rafted in between two North Isl boats weren't I. I bet the little critter was escaping the North Isl. Or maybe thos boats were too little for him and he need a little extra room;-) Yikes, I hope it wasn't for a family :-)
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Old 19-04-2007, 06:34   #17
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A snake came across our dock lines to get to a recently built birds nest in the bimini. Wonder how it knew the nest was there? We watched it coming back off after all the eggs were eaten. It went down a piling, into the water, and swam away.

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Old 19-04-2007, 16:06   #18
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There's few things as satisfying in the middle of the night as the crisp slap of the mouse trap being sprung and neatly and completely dealing with an annoying vermin problem. Seal up in airtight containers all sources of other food and then keep setting the traps until there are no more catches for three days and then you can be pretty sure you've got em all.

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Old 21-04-2007, 11:07   #19
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I think we have a new crew member. Seeing as we are feeding and providing shelter for what ever it is at the mo, I guess we call it a pet :-) Anyway's, Dawn picked up a packet of crackers to have with cheese and found something else had been there before her. It has nawed away a neet little hole and nibbled all the outer edges of the crackers. At first I saidm nah we can't have a mouse on board. How would it get here. The packet must have been chewed at home surely. A few minutes later, she pops out the hatch with another food itme that had also been chewed through. Uh oh, I think we have a stowaway.
Hi Alan, This happened to us 3 years ago. That's when we found out our cat was a factory reject. Anyhow, I found the same signs, dutifully reported them to the captain and was scoffed at. Three weeks later the problem was so obvious that the captain could not ignor it. We ended up setting traps and baiting them with peanut butter. We got 7 of them in a week and have not had the problem since. We can only guess that the mother mouse climbed our ropes to get onboard. In any case they made quite mess in a very short time.Lori
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Old 21-04-2007, 13:46   #20
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7 ????????? that would be an attempted take over wouldn't it ;-) :-)
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It sounds like squatters to me. ............................_/)
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Nothing worse than to see rat or mouse turds on counter tops. I can't rest until the rodents are eliminated.
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7 ????????? that would be an attempted take over wouldn't it ;-) :-)
Ohhh ya! It seems the momma mouse climbed on board and had her babies. One night we had been ashore with friends and came back. Rick was holding Shadow and giving her scratchies when we entered the cabin when two of them broke out from behind one cupboard, ran around the v-berth and disappeared behind a cupboard on the other side. Shadow watched intently as they ran around then, once they disappeared started to nudge Rick to resume scratchies. The floor show was over. We fired the cat and bought the traps the next day

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