Hooray! Did not need to kill rat, it got better and I set it free!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by khatar, Jul 19, 2011.

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  1. khatar

    khatar Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    I posted a thread on a rat that survived a trap with a serious injury and whether I should put it out of its misery here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=542473
    night the rat recovered and started getting more active, including tying to get out of the box. It definitely was looking better than before, it had been sleeping all day and was now awake because it was night time. I decided to go with my family on a night walk. We took the rat far into the canyon near our house and let it walk out. I watched it happily walk into the bushes where it belonged. Now we have a one eyed black rat running around out there, but I'm just glad she is safe. What surprises me is that she did not come at us at all to bite us. She just let me tip over the box so she could walk out. But anyway, I'm overjoyed that I let it go and from now on I will be looking for things that repel rats and mice. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] The only reason I ever killed rats is because they don't sell love traps around here. [​IMG] And remember, I never even thought of keeping a wild rat as a pet. I never even mentioned the word PET at all. I'm saying this so people don't think I don't know what wild rats are like. I was almost attacked by a brown rat you know.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011
  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
  3. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    Cypress, Texas
    well I guess all that matters is that your happy.
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress


    You've obviously never been invaded by those nasty vermin.
  6. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
  7. 1livelychick

    1livelychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2010
    LOL!!! this just cracks me up! [​IMG] [​IMG]:lau
  8. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    Quote:my thoughts exactly...

    if it hadn't been killed in a trap I would have knocked it out of its misery. rats are predators to me and my animals.
  9. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    That rat could cause some serious damage to your flock... [​IMG]
  10. mysweetgypsy

    mysweetgypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2011
    That's not so bad [​IMG] You have a very compassionate heart and that is a rare and wonderful quality.

    I saved a lunar moth one time, it was HUGE, I had to save it! I kept it safe for a few hours until it was able to fly again. I took it out back to let it go and as if flew away, a crow swooped down and ate it! [​IMG] Oh well, it's always worth a shot [​IMG]

    Good for you [​IMG]
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