Rat Wont Die!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rebelcowboysnb, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    They clear cut several acres behind me just before winter. So I've spent all winter getting rid of mice an rats, some of which were getting in to my incubator an eating chicks as they were hatching. Ive got them knocked down but one rat is not going quietly. Hes about 6 inches long not counting his tail. He has ate threw the totes I keep my feed in an ate a big hole in the drain hose for the washer twice now. It isn't that I cant get him in the rat traps. Twice yesterday he got in the trap an then got out. First time he pulled the trap across the house till he finally pulled it off. The second time I saw it close on his neck an knock him cold but before I got to the trap he woke up an pulled his head out of it an ran off. This is no small mouse trap ether, its a big rat trap.

    Anyone ever used those castration band rat traps?

    Anyway, here's my attempt at building a better rat trap.

    Now if I can get the nerve up to set this crazy thing?
  2. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    All I can say is Oh my Gosh. Good luck sounds like you need it.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member


    I'd be afraid of loosing my finger on that one...

    Sounds like one smart rat, I would live trap it if possible.
  4. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] be careful setting that trap...I think just from a quick glance, that it would "get the job done". (and as far as the castration band trap, I have never seen one before)
  5. Show Me Chick

    Show Me Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2010
    I like Rat Zappers, they work great!
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Be VERY VERY careful when you set that thing. You must kill super rat before he procreates!
  7. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Quote:And people think I'M crazy! Reb, you got me beat!
    That is one serious rat trap. Unless he's wearing armor that outa do it!
    [​IMG] [​IMG]:clap
  8. Noncentzter

    Noncentzter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2009
    Southern Oregon Coast
    I had rats in the basement and caught them using a live trap, then took them outside and drowned them....caught four in one week and no problems since. That last trap looks dangerous...good luck!
  9. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    I'm loving your 'better mousetrap'...looks like something one of my boys would come up with! If that doesnt do it, you might seriously consider calling Billy, the exterminator. [​IMG]
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    OH, and be careful if that snaps when you are around. I can't imagine a flying piece of sharp shrapnel would be good for the face or skin.

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