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Rattus norvegicus GRAPHIC PHOTOS WARNING!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by littleflocker, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. littleflocker

    littleflocker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few nights after the concrete pad under the gate was installed a tennis ball sized hole appeared in front of a mole sized hill of fresh dirt. The tunnel was leading from outside to inside my chicken enclosure closest to the feeder. The trusty Victor snap trap proved itself once again, displaying a catch six times its size! The trap was dragged four feet from where it was set! I'm glad this creep didn't get away!
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  2. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    That is a huge rat [​IMG] Are you gonna mount it? [​IMG]
     
  3. littleflocker

    littleflocker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickened It would go good with a coyote Mount in a chase pose doncha think?[​IMG] I cannot afford such things so I have a special patch of blackberry sticker bushes where rat carcasses end up.
     
  4. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    I was thinking mounting it in the trap and hang it near the chicken feeder. I hate rats with a passion.
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  5. littleflocker

    littleflocker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you to the moderator for warning the public for me! I should have done that for I do not wish to offend anyone, and I dont like killing critters, but this rat is a good example of the predators you need to keep an eye out for. These are dirty critters and I don't want them near my girls.
     
  6. geoff40

    geoff40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just a puppy! [​IMG]
     
  7. littleflocker

    littleflocker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geoff 40 i just wanted to tell you I have a friend named Geoff who just turned 40. Kinda wierd. [​IMG]
     
  8. jh7192

    jh7192 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good catch! Rats can play havoc with chickens. Not only wil they eat feed and scare and attack birds they also carry disease. Please keep in mind that if you see one rat, you probably have others you don't see. That one may have a mate and family near-by.
     
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  9. littleflocker

    littleflocker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah jh I reset the traps immediately I even have sticky traps for the little mouses.
     
  10. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ack! That's one huge rat. We just have mice up here (I think?) and I'm kinda glad. Good catch/kill! [​IMG]
     

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