Not young rats. Voles!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by tdgill, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. tdgill

    tdgill Overrun With Chickens

    lol. Thought my cat had killed a couple young rats. But they didn't really look like rats....ears were almost non-existent. Did some research this morning and finally figured it out. Voles. That also explains the tunneling in the front yard. I think.
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    My cats dig those nasty little critters up right out of their tunnels, then the play with them until they die :/ they're so icky looking!
  3. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 31, 2008
    North TX
    Yep - I know about those. We have them all over our place. When I bush hog the pasture, they go running into the neighbor's pasture to hide. Our dogs have dog craters in the backyard trying to get to them. Had the dachsund run into the house with a dead one in his mouth - blech!

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