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dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 20 8:45 pm    Post subject: not for the pot but rats Reply with quote
    

rats, lots of em

derbyshiredowser



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 20 9:34 am    Post subject: Re: not for the pot but rats Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:
rats, lots of em


Caught quite a bit of the programme whilst hopping around in the shower near rat fest cupboard. The main thing to come out of it was community action to get rid of the problem. Our family were from Osmaston near Ashbourne and my Dad used to tell of the days when everyone in the village used to go to the different farms with the dogs and flush out the rats. Now when its very rare for people to be available to have any sort of community meeting let alone any action its not going to happen. It was also interesting that most poisons don't work anymore.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 21 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the bramble bed is now a tank of liquid mud, set a tunnel rat to catch a tunnel rat

nasty but lethal and area denial

nothing has emerged from the several cubic feet of returned tunnel spoil or the serious stirring with a full depth pressure washer lance on jet

if anything was in residence i will never know, i did have the nowill machete to hand for close combat if required

now i need to tidy up, let it drain, decide how much more earth it needs(plenty of spent compost from boxes etc)

mostly i need to get the mud out of my hair

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 21 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

im still covered in mud in places, the food delivery folk are just going to have to get over it when i open the door, perhaps the plaid trews with socks over the cuffs will help.

knock knock

did not bat an eyelid

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 21 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I thought being covered in mud and sawdust was normal. Our local shop assistants seem able to cope with it if I go in wearing work clothes (trying to get as much mud off boots as possible before entry) anyway.

Hope it gets rid of any stray rats.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 21 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

a cubic meter of compost which had an access route tunnelled through it is now spread on the bramble border which no longer looks like it was shelled and flooded:lol:

the wood shed is next, that will be big gloves, trews in boots and a short machete for cqb in a tight space + a kebab skewer for those hard to reach places

rats have good points, at least i can sort useful from carp that"might be useful" as i go for scorched earth area denial

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