Hi All, I have been trying to catch a rat for the last 2 weeks and cannot believe what has been happening! We have had rats before in our barn and have always gotten rid *with snap traps* as they are close to our chickens and don't want them stealing the eggs or passing on any nasty's! We use the traps so we know when we've got the rat and as we have dogs and chickens close to the area don't want to risk it. We noticed we had another rat over a month after we caught the last few because the dog goes mad sniffing around the area they usually inhabit so we started with the snap trap again - for over 3 nights the git has had free meals as the trap has failed to go off at all and all traces of food have vanished! We even used cured sausage and sewn it on to the trap and it has been chewed off and the the trap still set in the morning. we decided the trap was getting old and must be a bit stiff so we bought a brand new trap and set that! The next 3 nights the same thing has happened and both traps have had food taken of the hook and not been set off at all! So for the last 2 nights we have resorted to the poison and the traps. we put the poison in a food freezer bag so we could see when the rat has chewed into the bag and would know if it had taken any poison - The problem now is that both bags have vanished as well. On both nights there is no sign of any poison falling out or drag marks when it has been moved! The bags were quite full so it was quite heavy for a rat to carry! We put the bags and traps in a side room in our barn where there is most rat activity and it has a door so no other animals can get in! Has anyone encountered a rat stealing bags of poison?! We are in France and are dumbstruck as to what is going on it is as if someone is going into the barn and removing the bags and food I know it is a rat as I have seen its foot prints around the traps so it couldn't be anything bigger.