Yikes! What a close call!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chicken Bee, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Chicken Bee

    Chicken Bee Songster

    Aug 29, 2009
    Long Island
    We have 4-almost 5-week old ducklings that are staying in a temporary shelter in the garage while we finish up their enclosure outside. I thought they'd be safe from predators in there, but wrong I was. About an hour or so, my friend and I went in to check their water before bed... and two HUGE rats had just broken into their shelter, and then promptly scurried back out when we came in.

    I just about had a heart attack. We quickly checked all the duckies, they didn't appear to have any injuries on them. I guess we showed up just in time. [​IMG] But we're not taking any chances; the little girls are currently chilling in the bathtub.

    I bloody HATE these rats and mice. They've never been a problem until this year, after we lost our amazing mouser cat. She managed to keep all the rodents and rabbits away from our house and garden, all on her own. [​IMG] I guess it's time to stock up on traps.
  2. krcote

    krcote Songster

    May 21, 2008
    Concord, NH
    Ooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....... get yourself a new cat!
  3. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    close call is right...Glad you went when you did. did you set a trap for it near it's entrance to it's houe? yeah, get some more cats and hope for antoher one like you had before.

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