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Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 21 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I don't remember if you had addressed them previously, but a friend is very excited about Victor electric mouse and rat traps.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 41274
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 21 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

iirc rob tried a leccy trap, lethal to mouse(who was not a problem) and very unpleasant for ratty but not instantly fatal

not seen any sign of it in another 24 hrs, tis a bit chilly to find a body by nose

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 41274
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 21 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

all quiet on the north-western frontier

almost a week with no eyeball and several days with no sounds or hound interest for hunting mutts these things are "above rats, we have terriers for that", divas
dear mutt we do not have a terrier, you bark at them and your princess fetched them back as potential slippers

to think gone would be nice but a bit longer to observed would be prudent

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 7147
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 21 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Fingers crossed DPack. Let's hope the critter has gone.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 21 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

it may not have gone even if it has passed, still no sign of it so it is probably no longer a problem

it might have bought a cypriot passport and moved somewhere less hostile, it is/was the sort of rat that could find a wad of cash and some moody paperwork to improve its lot

first one to beat me in single combat for a long time

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 21 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 21 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

grrrrr, just when i thought the sammisons might be returning i met a knarly beast

adult, quite dark of fur

it is in a lot of trouble once i go for this

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 13435

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 21 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Oh dear. That is a pity. Is anyone doing any work near you to displace more rats?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 21 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

rebuilding a hotel and gutting a pub might have stirred a few up, mostly i recon it has been the lack of footfall ie takeaway frass, no food bins from restaurants etc in town

adding 3meters to the flood banks might have shifted a few and there is usually some refurbs going on

lockdown urban rats followed the food and became home workers in the burbs, now there are lots of them cos life in the burbs is sweet and has less paid ratcatchers than a city full of pubs, bunshops and restaurants etc
apparently quite common in a lot of places, there were london based ones on C4 news last night, the reporter was having a winston night in an alley with quite a few and a ratcatcher as a guide
on the plus side urban foxes also have less kebabs etc and find rats a tasty meal

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 21 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

im going on a rat hunt, it is a rather big one

when folk describe how big it is often twice life-size, this one is twice life-size

a foot or so nose to bum and maybe in the kilo range, tis a buff beast

the so far reserve fenn 4 is playing hard to set but the springs are new, it needs working in and i need unbroken fingers

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 21 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the fenn is now functional, a bit AK style to obtain working order.
no fingers were broken(these things don't mess about)
it is now in the draws of doom with tahini and cream cheese

the target presented itself again, blooming huge, if/when i get it this one it deserves stuffing(not in a recipe sense) or at a minimum it will get a csi photo with a carpenters square

huge, never seen one that size even at fancy rat shows(most bunnies are small, traded ones can be large etc)

did i say huge

trying not to be a poor witness, i would go for twice average size for a brown rat, massive for local ones

for a rat on a stick stall, it would be a premium item

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 21 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 21 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

mirror mirror on a stick
where did i put you?
i'm rather thick



the inspection mirror is ideal to check the trap without touching anything or having to kneel down which hurts

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 21 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

and calming down after i accidentally set it off while checking for a victim

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 21 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

mirror mirror in a basket
now you are in my toolkit



mirror, with a built in light, on a "car aerial" type of handle is ace

stealth checking and stealth baiting is best

and i hate snappy in the mornings no finger harm but disturbing to be near such a bite

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